The Last Starfighter, the Musical, Beams Down Into World Premiere in NYC

The Last Starfighter, a world premiere science fiction musical inspired by the 1984 screenplay of the motion picture of the same name, will open the 2004-05 season of Off Broadway’s Storm Theatre, Oct. 15-30.The musical marks the return of lyricist-composer Skip Kennon (Herringbone, Time and Again) and draws on the Jonathan Betuel screenplay, about a teen video-game player enlisted to save a universe. Fred Landau penned the libretto. (The movie marked the last film appearance of Robert Preston.) —The Last Starfighter, the Musical, Beams Down Into World Premiere in NYC (Playbill)

“Beams Down”? What a cliche. I thought theater people were supposed to be creative.

I need a new blog category called “retro”.