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“Pop Nation” Musical Based on 90s Pop Scene Opening in New York

We all know the 90s were the greatest musical era of all time, especially for pop music.  We had Backstreet Boys, we had *NSYNC, we had Britney, we had 2ge+her, we had it all.   So we were thrilled when we heard about a new musical opening in New York that is set in the 90s pop scene.  “Pop Nation,” opening in November,  “puts you behind the scenes as boy bands and bubblegum divas blast off on a whirlwind ride to the heights of pop royalty.”

The show is described as a “social theatrical experience,” mixing the feel of a musical with a nightclub.  We’re not sure exactly what this means, but they had us at “90s boybands” and we’ll definitely be checking this one out.   “Pop Nation” features original music by Damon Intrabartolo, choreography by RJ Durell, who has worked with Madonna and Britney, and production design by Kevin Antunes, JT’s go-to.

Previews for this new musical begin November 14th at the Hudson Hotel in New York City.  Tickets are available now on the official “Pop Nation” website.

Watch your favorite Backstreet or *NSYNC video to get pumped for the show

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Casting the “Clueless” Musical

“Clueless” is our favorite movie of all time.  We can recite the whole movie by heart (and we quote it almost daily).

We were beyond thrilled to hear that director Amy Heckerling is working on a “Clueless” musical!  As she told Vulture, she’s already written a book and song lyrics for the show, and Katy Perry has expressed interest in being in it (I mean, who wouldn’t?!)  The show is still in the early stages, so we thought about which young stars we’d like to see star in “Clueless” on Broadway a few years down the road.  Even though they’d have some major purple clogs to fill.

Sabrina Carpenter as Cher – If you’ve seen Sabrina on “Girl Meets World,” then you know she’s got the attitude to pull off the role.  And she can sing, too!

Nat Wolff as Josh – This was a difficult choice.  Josh has to be the perfect blend of adorable, intelligent, and snarky to keep up with Cher.  Nat certainly fits the bill, and he’s both a musician and an actor.  Runner Up:  Kyle Harris.  Kyle had a short turn on “The Carrie Diaries,” and has also been in productions of “West Side Story.”

Willow Smith as Dionne – We all know she can whip her hair back and forth (polyester or not), and she’s also got the the style to pull off any of Dionne’s ensembles.  Even if she’s been shopping with Dr. Seuss.

Leon Thomas as Murray – We’ve seen Leon Thomas in Victorious and we’d love to see him stretch his acting wings as the braces wearing, head shaving,  baggy pants wearing boyfriend of Dionne.

Carly Rae Jepsen as Tai – She was the first person we thought of for Tai, maybe because she just finished a turn in “Cinderella” on Broadway.

Dave Franco as Elton – Not only is Franco a total dead-ringer for Elton, can’t you just picture him doing the “Rollin’ With the Homies” dance?

James Maslow as Christian – Let’s face it:  he’s a total Baldwin.  Plus he can sing, he can dance, he can act…what more do you want?

Chloe Bridges as Amber – Chloe practically specializes at playing frenemies – we loved her on “The Carrie Diaries” (RIP), and her latest role on “Pretty Little Liars.”  She could nail the part of Amber.

Aaron Carter as Travis – Why not?  He already has a few Broadway shows on his resume.  And we can totally picture him hanging on that grassy knoll over there.

Donnie Wahlberg as Cher’s Dad – Basically, we’d just love to see Donnie on Broadway.  He’s both a boy band member, and an actor, so he could totally nail a Broadway show.  Plus can’t you picture him saying “Cher get in here!  What the hell is that?”

We’ll let you know as soon as there are any developments on this, in the meantime you can watch “Clueless” on  Netflix.  Or just watch Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” video for the abridged version.