This may be the first musical theatrical production that I would actually consider traveling to New York to see.
Evil Dead: The Musical, a ‘dis-arm-ingly’ riotous musical comedy based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult-classic horror films, unearths the old familiar story: boy and his friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive.
Musical numbers include
- “Hail to the King”
- “All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons”
- “Look Who’s Evil Now”
- “What the Fuck Was That?”
- “Do the Necronomicon”
Try and top that, Andrew Lloyd Webber!
This is not a parody of the Evil Dead movie series, it’s the official musical adaptation, with choreography by three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle.
If you’re not sold yet, check out this warning from the ticket sales page:
The first two rows of the orchestra are the “Splatter Zone.” Patrons in the “Splatter Zone” should be prepared to have a bloody good time…and dress accordingly.
Previews start today. Learn more at the Evil Dead: The Musical web site.