Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Little Shop of Horrors


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Released in 1960 and directed by Roger Corman the original title of the film was The Passionate People Eater. The 1960 version inspired an off-broadway musical, which in turn inspired a 1986 remake starring Rick Moranis as Seymour, which inspired a revival of the play on Broadway in 2003. A young Jack Nicholson appears in the 1960 version, a decade before his break-out role in Five Easy Pieces. Today Little Shop of Horrors continues to be a popular musical, performed most recently at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey on June 8, 2008.

Resources:

In the Library:

• Cochran, David. America Noir : Underground Writers and Filmmakers of the Postwar Era. Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Institution Press. [WorldCat]

• Menken, Alan. Little Shop of Horrors : A New Musical. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday. [WorldCat]

On the Web:

• Internet Broadway Database [link]