Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Contest: Win Tickets to A Time To Kill

Update: The contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner was picked at random from all the entries. Congratulations Amanda F!
 
Well, summer is unofficially over, but that means the fall Broadway season is almost here. One of the new plays this season is Rupert Holmes' adaptation of John Grisham's novel A Time To Kill, about a young lawyer defending a black man for taking the law into his hands after a horrible crime is committed against his daughter. Previews begin on September 28 at the John Golden Theatre with an official opening set for October 20. The cast includes Sebastian Arcelus, Patrick Page, Tonya Pinkins, and Tom Skerritt.

In order to win a pair of tickets to see the show, leave a comment on this post telling me which novel you would like to see adapted into a play. For an extra entry, tweet about the contest or retweet one of my tweets about it. You must be following on Twitter for the extra entry. A winner will be chosen at random from all the entries on Friday, September 6, at 5:30 p.m. Please include your e-mail address or Twitter handle in the comments so I have a way to contact you if you win. Good luck!

27 comments:

Brad B said...

How about Lolita? Has that been done?

Brad B said...

I follow you on twitter @bbwithpickles

Brad B said...

I retweeted your contest

Professor Longnose said...

I always wanted to adapt Joe Keenan's Puttin' On The Ritz as a musical or semi-musical. It's about a Broadway writer trying to write special material for a vanity cabaret act. A marvelous comic novel.

Mary Ann said...

Pelican Brief :)

macrouse@verizon.net

Mary Ann said...

@mac2gma retweeted

Sarah P. said...

Hmmm, I'd love to see any of Neil Gaiman's novels translated into play/musical form, especially his Sandman graphic novels!

@ladystardust25

P.S. Brad - Lolita was adapted for the stage, and it flopped terribly, lol.

Sarah P. said...

Also retweeted the contest. :)

@ladystardust25

Jose SolĂ­s said...

I'd like to see this year's "The Sound of Things Falling" turned into a play.

I retweeted the contest.

@josekicksass

Monica said...

I would like to see Mao's Last Dancer as a play or musical.
@mymusicboxes

Monica said...

I tweeted about the contest. @mymusicboxes

Jerry said...

I'll go with "THE FIRM"

js48@verizon.net

Jerry said...

@gerryinwp retweeted

Amanda F said...

"The Rainmaker." I retweeted your tweet as well.

acf111586@yahoo.com
@AmandaFlanagan

Robb J. said...

How about Killer Angels? It was adapted as the movie Gettysburg, But if they focused on perhaps day 2, it could make for a pretty cool drama.

Otherwise I co-sign on anything by Neil Gaiman

@ movidude74

Robb J said...

I follow you on twitter as @ Movidude74

Robb J said...

I retweeted the contest from @ movidude74

pli1018 said...

There's a very raunchy book called The Average American Male that would make a phenomenal stage comedy with a little work!

Kendall Shen said...

Gone with the wind

Newkendall@yahoo.com

Amanda S. said...

Michael Cunningham's BY NIGHTFALL and yes, I already have it cast.

@Scamandalous

Sheryl said...

I was going to say To Kill a Mockingbird, but turns out it's already on in London :(

what about bridge to terebithia, or hunger games.

(retweeted you on @noncultured)

Vance said...

I know it doesn't call out to be a play but I think Dan Savage's The Commitment could be interesting (and hey, they turned The Kid into a musical so anything can happen).

SoloZach said...

How about an adaptation of Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar? We would obviously borrow several cast members from recent The Best Man revival. I'm looking at you, Angela.

@SoloZach

candrus68 said...

Would be a better movie, but it would be interesting to see Stranger In A Strange Land on stage.

Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play has convinced me that science fiction can work amazingly in a theatre setting.

candrus68 said...

Oh, it's @candrus68 BTW

Matt said...

I've always wanted to see SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE turned into a musical (it would be similar to SOMETHING'S AFOOT).

-- Matt @hitormiss

Lucius Cambell said...

Who's the lucky winner? I won't be joining the contest, I'm just here as a theatre advocate. You're too generous, you know, giving away the tickets. Are you getting them for free? Anyway, good luck to your candidates! May your best follower win! Lucius @ Skild.com