'Das Kapital: The Musical.' Seriously.


With the economy is disarray, the stock market in free fall and unemployment reaching record levels, is now the time for a musical based on Karl Marx's famously dull bible of communism, Das Kapital? To a Chinese director, the answer is emphatically "yes."

According to the BBC, "the plot will revolve around a group of office employees who find out they are being exploited by their boss." Sounds a bit like 9 to 5, which is set to open on Broadway April 7. Marx, though, probably would have condoned a group of secretaries exacting vengeance on their sexist boss.