For those that don’t know, Andrew Lloyd Webber is the mastermind behind Phantom Of The Opera, Cats and Jesus Christ Superstar among others. As a world-renowned musical composer, it’s hard to believe that Webber listens to anything outside of music theater. However, his latest video proves he is an emo kid at heart.
“Still fuming that The Black Parade hasn’t been made into some incredible goth musical.”
Still fuming that The Black Parade hasn’t been made into some incredible goth musical.
— soph (@sophieannelane) October 28, 2017
Now, it looks like Webber may be hinting about the possibility of an MCR musical after all. Webber retweeted the post and gave some major praise to My Chemical Romance’s “Welcome To The Black Parade.” In a TikTok video, Webber reminds theater and music fans that it’s one thing to be able to create an iconic set of chords. However, in MCR’s case, it’s another to make one simple piano note truly legendary.
Lloyd then goes on to play the opening piano note to “Welcome To The Black Parade” we all have burned in our brains forever.
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) October 29, 2020
Naturally, following Lloyd’s video, MCR fans are asking the composer to turn the classic My Chemical Romance album into the ultimate musical.
PLEASE DO ANDREW PLEASE MAKE A BLACK PARADE MUSICAL YOU CAN SAVE LIFE PLEASEEEE
— ||| 𝔹𝕦𝕟𝕘𝕪 𝕁𝕦𝕞𝕡-𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖 |||J09 #CA6 (@hypohix) October 29, 2020
Please would it be so much to ask.. the black parade musical? Thanks 🙏
— uǝq (@BMalthoff) October 29, 2020
So, Black Parade musical confirmed?
— The Nose of Sauron (@noseofsauron) October 29, 2020
Okay but write the Gothic musical we deserve! The story of the black parade!!
— Pump King Spice (@LeashWasHere) October 29, 2020
For those of you that don’t want to wait and see if Lloyd decides to make a Black Parade musical, you’re in luck. One extremely talented My Chemical Romance fan recently released the script for their unofficial Black Parade musical. The script includes over 80 pages of dialogue, set designs, costume details and more.
UPDATE: OCT. 29, 2020, 4:10 P.M. ET
It looks like Frank Iero may also be rooting for a Black Parade musical to happen. On Thursday, Iero took to Twitter to react to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TikTok video. Although he kept his response short and sweet, Iero is seemingly grateful for Webber’s praise.
— frnkiero: Party (goth) Dad (@FrankIero) October 29, 2020
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