Universal Pictures Stage Production has announced it is developing a theater version of Animal House. Casey Nicholaw, the Tony Award-winning director of "The Book of Mormon," will stage and choreograph the musical. Music will be written by...gulp...The Bare Naked Ladies.
What? Huh? I was almost able to accept this news until the Bare Naked part. Those boys had a couple OK tunes 20 years ago but what evidence suggests they are up for setting Bluto, Flounder and Dean Wormer to music?
For most Met fans, this clip was an all too familiar presence when we were trailing in late innings back at Shea Stadium:
As part of the deal, Mr. T. is selling his
interest in the copyright to approximately 350 tunes, including "Baba O'Riley," "Pinball Wizard" and "Won't Get Fooled
Why am I telling you this? So I have an excuse to post this vintage clip from The Who's appearance at Shea Stadium. Hard to believe this gig was 30 years ago. I can remember hearing this show from my childhood bedroom in Jamaica Queens, which is about 15 miles away from Shea.