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Are you in VOGUE? You're invited to EXPRESS YOURSELF at the New Musical MADONNA MONROE! Marilyn's story to the music of Madonna!! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 29, 2013.

Are you in VOGUE? You're invited to EXPRESS YOURSELF at the New Musical MADONNA MONROE! Marilyn's story to the music of Madonna!!

Joseph Keane
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Joseph Keane

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About this project

It takes a village to raise a child! Madonna Monroe is my baby and while she's been conceived and born, we need YOUR HELP to make her come to life.  After working on this musical for the past four years, I am ready to mount a full scale production: SIX weeks in a theatre in LA where we will blow the roof off the joint for 75 minutes, THREE times a week.  The World Premiere of Madonna Monroe: One theatre, six actors, live musicians, rented microphones and lights, sets, promotion, stage management, costumes, and wigs are just a few of the essentials this baby needs to get going.  With your love, support, guidance, and wisdom watch OUR child grow and flourish in this village we call Hollywood.

Risks and challenges

Theatre is a tricky business. I've been in it for 25 years. Ten years ago I produced my one person show 'The Joe Keane Machine' with my brother. We broke even and I learned a lot. For the past five years I have performed in nine sold out, six week runs of musicals with L.A.'s famed Troubadour Theatre Co. If there is one thing I can take away from all of that hard work, it's the importance of a good story.
The story of Marilyn Monroe has been passed down like a fairy tale and expressed on TV and films for years... But never like this. THIS IS FUNNY. I'm confident that my experience and resources will lend itself to the success of this project. This is my vision. I eat, breathe, and sleep Madonna Monroe.

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  • We just finished two fantastic fundraising performances of Madonna Monroe 1.0.
    Once we meet our goal, then we can start looking at theaters in LA for a fully mounted, six week run. Dates and ticket information will be released to the Kickstarters FIRST.

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    SMILE: Join our E-Mailing list and be the first to know about the new musical comedy, Madonna Monroe.

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    WAVE: Be a 'Friend of Madonna Monroe' in the shows program and receive a shout out on our Kickstarter fan page. Madonna Monroe E-Mail updates as well.

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    BLOW A KISS: Get an autographed program from the cast of Madonna Monroe, plus everything from the $10 level.

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    DYE YOUR HAIR BLONDE: One free ticket to Madonna Monroe, plus everything from the $25 level.

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    PUT YOUR HANDS IN CEMENT: Receive a signed cast photo, a handwritten thank-you note from Writer/Director Joe Keane, One free ticket to the play and be a 'Friend of Madonna Monroe' in the program.

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    STAR OF THE YEAR: Two free tickets to the show, your name or your company named as a 'Best Friend of Madonna Monroe' in the program, and a signed picture of the cast of Madonna Monroe.

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    STAR OF THE CENTURY: Dinner with Writer/Director Joe Keane and a member of the cast, 2 tickets to the show, a signed picture of the cast and your name or your company named as a 'Best Friend of Madonna Monroe' in the program.

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    2 backers

    FAVORITE STUDENT OF LEE STRASBERG: 2 Tickets to our fundraising Gala Aug 19th or 21st, 2 Tickets to the play, a handwritten thank you note from Writer/Director Joe Keane, a poster signed by the cast, and your name or your company named as a 'Best Friend Of Madonna Monroe' in the program.

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    HEAD OF THE STUDIO: Get a Producers Credit, One of four Madonna Monroe prints, framed, drawn by our Cover Art Artist! 2 tickets to the Aug. Gala Fundraiser, 2 tickets to the show, and a handwritten thank you note from Joe Keane.

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    ICON: Get an Executive Producers Credit, a framed, one of three Madonna Monroe poster size prints, framed, drawn by our Cover Art Artist, 2 tickets to the Aug. Gala Fundraiser, 2 tickets to the show, and a handwritten thank you note from Joe Keane.

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Funding period

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