Let me say that again, so you can properly take it in. Die Hard. The Puppet Musical.
I went to see the first performance today as part of the New York Musical Theater Festival. I was never a Die Hard fan - I saw it when it first came out and didn't bother seeing it again - but when I noticed this on the schedule, well, how could I resist? I rented the movie on Netflix to remind myself, and yeah, I could see how it would lend itself to being made into a puppet musical. It's just so over the top.
And YES! It's absolutely brilliant! A human person plays Bruce Willis, but the other characters are played by puppets! All different sizes, shapes and types, acted (or whatever you call puppet-ing) by very talented people. All the characters are there, and the non-pc racial, cultural and sexual stereotypes are only slightly more outrageous than in the original. They've stuck very close to the movie, though they made the front-desk bad guy be madly in love with Carl, for a little homoerotic interest. ;)
Two of the major musical numbers are called, 'Yippee Ki Yay, Motherfucker', and 'Shoot the Glass'. *Flails* I haven't laughed that much in ages.
It will be put on 3 or 4 more times during the festival, so NYC fen, if you can, GO SEE IT!
I also have tickets to 'The Brain from Planet X', and 'Sherlock Holmes: The Early Years', which apparently includes Holmes/Watson action, amongst others.
Life is good.