Further Proof that Aquaman Sucks

Of all the ill-fated pilots out there, Aquaman probably towed the most dark clouds behind it. Even though the show was doomed from the get-go (Aquaman is quite possibly the worst superhero ever created), it did have a couple good things going on. For one, fans of the show’s pilot claim it was brilliantly written and directed. But more importantly, the show featured Lou Diamond Phillips! Yes, good ol’ Lou Diamond “Harley” Phillips was cast as Tom Curry, father to Aquaman and all-around fount of small-town wisdom. With Lou in tow, how could the show not succeed?

Well it didn’t. Aquaman was never picked up, and the cast and crew went on to bigger and better things. Phillips? The La Bamba star has decided to return to the stage, where, in 1996, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in The King and I. This time around he’s joined the cast of the touring production of the Broadway musical Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot. The classic tale of friendship, lust, and betrayal features Phillips in the role of King Arthur, if you can believe that. Yep, the greatest actor ever to appear in a Young Guns film will be pulling swords from stones and generally yelling at Lancelot a bunch when the play premiers tonight at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). Tickets start at $24. Call 561-832-7469, or visit www.kravis.org.
April 15-18, 8 p.m., 2008

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