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WOW! $175 To Listen To Video Game Music???

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If we were gonna throw down that much money to experience a video game in person, we'd just go see the Broadway version of The Lion King video game. And yes, The Lion King WAS a video game! Google it. LOLz.

Disney-video-game-adaptations aside, we're not 100% sure that we think it'd be worth $65 - $175 to go see a live performance of video game music, but we could be wrong.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is def hoping we're wrong, because this weekend they'll be featuring Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy, which will showcase compositions from the hit video game series performed live to "state-of-the-art HD videos and stills shown on a massive screen highlighting the games’ most memorable sequences."

We ARE aware the Final Fantasy fans can be pret-ty hardcore, so maybe this event will end up being a hit!

Will U go to BAM to experience Final Fantasy music live?

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New Details On Sam Mendes And Kevin Spacey's Richard III!

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This is going to be absolutely epic!

As we first reported back in August, Kevin Spacey is officially re-teaming with his American Beauty director, Sam Mendes, for the title role in a stage production of Richard III at The Old Vic theatre in London in June, and then at the Brooklyn Academy of Music the following January!

Here are all the details according to the official press release:

The final season of The Bridge Project starring Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director of The Old Vic, in the title role of Richard III, will open at The Old Vic in London on June 29, 2011. The Bridge Project will then embark on an international tour, arriving at BAM’s Harvey Theater in New York in January 2012. The Bridge Project will again be directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes with whom Spacey worked on the film American Beauty, for which they both won BAFTA and Academy Awards.

The Bridge Project is a unique three-year series of co-productions by The Old Vic, BAM and Neal Street, devoted to producing large-scale, classical theatre for international audiences.

The full company will again be drawn from leading American and British actors, with complete casting and international dates to be announced. Tickets will go on sale at The Old Vic from January 31, 2011 and at BAM in Fall 2011.

Commenting on the final season, Sam Mendes says:

“I am absolutely delighted to be working with Kevin again for the first time since American Beauty, and I am doubly thrilled that he will be leading year three of The Bridge Project. Richard III is a play I love, and a role I think Kevin is born to play. I’m also thrilled that the partnership between our three entities has strengthened and blossomed over the course of this venture, along with a host of invaluable international partnerships that have enabled us to extend the reach of global touring year after year.”

The Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey, who plays Richard III, says:

“Sam, [BAM Executive Producer] Joe [Melillo], and I are so excited to announce this production. Sam is one of the finest directors I have had the pleasure to work with and to gain this opportunity is beyond my wildest hopes. I love Sam’s perspective on a role, carving and shaping the actor. With such a remarkable character before me I have a feeling this one is going to be a memorable experience. It is also my hope to bring a comprehensive educational programme and opportunities for emerging artists along with our travels, making an argument for the living theatre in all the major cities we will visit throughout 2011. We're delighted that Bank of America Merrill Lynch has come on board for another season as our sponsor and I applaud their continued support for our work.”

We don't even know where to begin, we're so excited!

This show is going to be RIDICULOUSLY good! Seeing that press release has got us totally pumped!

What do U think?? Are U ready for Kevin and Sam's Richard III??

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Sam Mendes And Kevin Spacey To Work Together Again

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Last time they collaborated, they made American Beauty. We’re going into this one very optimistically!

Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes are joining forces once again, this time in the theatre for a production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III.

The play will open at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, and will then make its way to London’s Old Vic theatre, where Kevin Spacey serves as artistic director.

Spacey will play the lead character, Richard III. Here’s what Kevin had to say about the opportunity:

"With such a remarkable character before me, I have a feeling this one is going to be a memorable experience."

More from Spacey on Mendes’ directing skills:

"Sam is one of the finest directors I have had the pleasure to work with and to gain this opportunity is beyond my wildest hopes.”

Mendes has been quoted as saying that Richard III is “a role I think Kevin is born to play.”

Looks like a wonderful collaboration in the works! We’re sure this will be fantastic!

Are U excited to see this American Beauty duo teaming up again?

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