Okay, so recently during a long car ride, I was listening to the soundtrack of my favorite Broadway musical, Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice and I realized, gee, except for the location in Egypt and the like 1000 year time difference, the story line from Aida and Substitute Me is remarkably similar.
Here's a clip from the original cast of the Broadway Musical that kind of sums up the conflict in both stories. The clip comes from the song "Elaborate Lives."
Those of you who have read, Substitute Me, what do you think? Am I right? On so many levels?
And for people who could care less about the similarities between my first novel and a Broadway Musical, but love Meltingpot stories, please check out the Korean cast of AIDA, performing the same song.
(*Note, I have spent far too much time watching the Korean version of Aida this morning. It's truly amazing, especially the God's Love Nubia).