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Run-DMC on Broadway

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It was only a matter of time before hip-hop made its way to Broadway. Many a musical act, from the Pet Shop Boys to ABBA, have translated their records from radio to stage. Run-DMC seem poised to follow with some big name Hollywood types getting behind the concept.

They have all the makings for a hit. Run-DMC’s back catalog is filled with hits and way-ahead-of-their-time productions. Their visual style, and the dancing of their era, would translate to stage. And the personal story of the band – one was shot and killed and another found God – has the highs and lows any good drama incorporates. But is a Hollywood producer best known for her work with, um, Tom Cruise, up for the challenge? We’ll have to wait and see. Developments are in the early stages.