BY JOSEPH ERBENTRAUT
Huffington Post Gay Voices
Given the public’s seemingly endless appetite for musical adaptations of popular films, it’s a mystery that, to our knowledge, we haven’t arrived here sooner: “Showgirls: The Musical.”
Sure, to call “Showgirls”—a notorious, so-bad-it’s-good box-office flop that ground then-budding Elizabeth Berkley’s young film career to a halt—”popular” is a bit of a stretch, but the story of Nomi’s Las Vegas showgirl aspirations has since earned the distinction of cult film royalty. The film also, arguably, inspired more modern films like the critically—acclaimed “Black Swan.”
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