keanu the musical

The Results Are in…

Last week I posted a poll asking the readers who would be best suited for the role of Keanu Reeves for the musical (that is, if Mr. Reeves wouldn’t like to fill the position himself). Thank you for everyone who voted and results are in (drum roll please)…

The role of Keanu Reeves in my Keanu! The Musical “Dream Cast” goes to…….

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It would be perfect. Not only do they look alike but Joseph Gordon-Levitt can actually SING! And he’s good!

It just makes sense. Just listen to him sing.

Imagine him singing “50MPH Love Song”. It would be magic.

Lets ask him!

Even if this dream collaboration doesn’t happen I found his awesomely-amazing collaborative production company HitRecord!

I’m going to post some Keanu! The Musical excerpts for feedback and hopefully find other folks who want to contribute to this fun musical! Should be fun and interesting and can’t wait to check out and work with some great creatives! How cool!

Dream Cast: Keanu Reeves

I know. Keanu Reeves is the IDEAL person to play himself in this play about, himself but if he’s busy lets think of some other possibilities.

Who would you like to see?

Misha, I know you can sing…so why not sing in the musical?

Just imagine Jonathan Groff belting out a love ballad to Neil Patrick Harris (who is definitely on my list to play Ghost Patrick Swayze)

And just think what an amazing job Joseph Gordon-Levitt would do:

And how hilarious Charlie Day would be:

And Stephen Colbert would FUCKIN’ KILL IT (and he’s worked with Neil Patrick Harris already…so, it just works)

*Sigh* 

 

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Here they are! The Keanu! The Musical San Francisco Table Reading Images! Thank you so much to Jennifer Hart for the images!


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The Magic…..The Love….The Story that will bring us all together…..

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Here are the players:

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This is just the next step to BROADWAY!!!!! Or at least to a stage performance that will run a few weeks. Nonetheless, it was great and I got great feedback and will just make this musical stronger and better!

IMG_0222Keanu, don’t worry. It’s happening…it’s getting closer…one table reading at a time.

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Please wait! It’ll be worth it!

 

 

 

The Nice Guy: Keanu Reeves

We all like to believe that movie stars are the nicest and greatest beings on Earth. But unfortunately we know that is not true. With that dang technology today we see Actors caught on tape screaming at the directors and just being downright rude to fans. You may think it’s all over, that movie stars will never be just like you and me….

Or did we speak too soon?

Is there one true person left…is it “The One”?!?!

Keanu is still a gentleman and also just a nice guy. Take a look at this article depicting the money he’s donated to help films be made and to just help out others. He’s also taken major pay cut in his salary to be part of films such as The Matrix. What would your life be with out The Matrix?!?! He’s also very honest about himself and his experiences and when not in the spotlight he tends to try and keep a private life, which I respect. Keanu seems like a guy you could go out and have a beer with and have one of the best conversations of your life (he’s very well read). I know he’s still an actor and getting paid more then you and me but doesn’t it at least give you hope that there are some folks still out there “keeping it real”?

You may still need to be convinced of his magic but I don’t see how you can argue with his kindness.

Just try.

 

U.S. Men’s Soccer Team & Point Break

This is amazing article comparing the US Men’s soccer team to one of my favorite Keanu movies, Point Break.

It’s fitting that Point Break starred Keanu Reeves, an actor who has never been as talented as his peers, but is notorious for working harder and always being prepared. It’s the reason he’s had such longevity. Let’s go a step further and call USA the Keanu Reeves of the World Cup. Bold.

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Read the rest of this amazing article here and enjoy all the Johnny Utah/Bodhi quotes.

Keanu Movie Club: My Own Private Idaho (1991)

One of my all time favorite Keanu movies and was the first to make me look at him as a serious actor.

My Own Private Idaho:

Also directed by one of my favorite directors Gus Van Sant

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

If you had to choose any Keanu movie to watch, watch this one.

Keanu Movie Club: Rivers Edge (1986)

Next on the list is Rivers Edge:

A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to his friends. However, the friends’ reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself.

There’s even a song in the musical based on this…just sayin’.