Another titan of Classical Hollywood Cinema has been sent to the postmodern chop-shop: according to China Daily, a musical theater version of Michael Curtiz's 1942 classic Casablanca is soon to premiere in Beijing, China. Produced by the China Arts Entertainment Group in partnership with Time Warner, the musical, directed by John Clifford, will "recast the love story in a combination of tap dancing and music." The score will include "As Time Goes By" (the song Humphrey Bogart instructed Sam to play again) as well as new songs. The show premieres April 8.

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