‘Star Wars’ Musical Gets Approval from George Lucas


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Get ready, world, Star Wars: the musical is coming to the stage in London next April.

The production looks to condense all six movies from the franchise into a single two hour performance.

There’s no word yet on a Broadway run — or on how much stage time will be agonizingly filled by the impossibly annoying Jar Jar Binks.

George Lucas, beloved director and ever-watchful protector of the Star Wars brand, has officially given his blessing to Star Wars: A Musical Journey, a stage production featuring dancing Stormtroopers and singing Wookies, according to E! Online. The show will play London’s O2 arena next April with a European tour supposedly in the works. There’s currently no word on a Broadway run, but, given the available theater space and the recession-proof appeal of completely ridiculous nonsense (admittedly, we would probably pay money to see this), you’d have to expect that one is definitely inevitable. SW: AMJ will reportedly condense the boring, convoluted plots of all six Star Wars movies down into a snappy, concise two hours, which actually makes us think that it could be sort of good, provided they focus primarily on the two non-shitty ones.

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