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Britney Spears musical to premiere in Chicago before Broadway

"Once Upon a One More Time," a musical comedy featuring the music of Britney Spears, will make its world premiere in Chicago this fall...

Television show ‘Nashville’ to be developed into stage musical

Television series “Nashville” is being adapted into a stage musical, with a plan to come to Broadway. Producer Scott Delman has acquired the live...

Ken Davenport acquires stage rights to life story of Harry Belafonte

Producer Ken Davenport has acquired the stage rights to the life story of actor and singer Harry Belafonte. “Harry Belafonte is one of the...

‘Magic Mike’ musical to premiere in Boston ahead of Broadway run

A musical adaptation of “Magic Mike” will premiere in Boston this fall with plans for a Broadway run. The musical, featuring a score by...

Michael Jackson musical to premiere in Chicago before Broadway

The Michael Jackson musical has revealed its title, “Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough,” and a pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago. Produced by the Michael...

Musical adaptation of ‘Mystic Pizza’ in development

A musical stage adaptation of “Mystic Pizza,” featuring the songs of Melissa Etheridge, is in development. The adaptation of the 1988 film will feature...

‘Farewell My Concubine’ reading moves forward amid strike

A staged reading of “Farewell My Concubine” is moving forward during the Equity strike against developmental work because its producers are not part of...

Tony Hawk, Kyle Jarrow to develop musical adaptation of Nicholas Hornby’s ‘Slam’

Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk and Anita Greenspan are producing a musical adaptation of the 2007 Nicholas Hornby novel “Slam.” With executive producer Adam Zotovich,...
Ruby Rakos and the cast of 'Chasing Rainbows' at Goodspeed Opera House in 2016. (Photo: Diane Sobolewski)

Presentation of ‘Chasing Rainbows’ goes on with modified contract

Amid the Equity strike against developmental work, industry presentations are still occurring, though under altered contract terms. One such presentation, “Chasing Rainbows: the Road...

Ingrid Michaelson to write score for musical ‘The Notebook’

Ingrid Michaelson is writing the score for a musical adaptation of “The Notebook.” The adaptation, produced by Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch in association with...

‘Jagged Little Pill’ to stage developmental lab this winter

"Jagged Little Pill" is putting on a developmental lab this winter, following its world premiere in Boston this past summer. The musical, which features the...

An ‘Almost Famous’ musical is in development

A musical adaptation of "Almost Famous" is in development and will feature music by Tom Kitt. The musical is produced by Lia Vollack, on behalf...

New musical about the life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in development

A new musical about the life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is in development. Producers Alan D. Marks and Barbara Marks have obtained the rights...

Michael Jackson musical slated for 2020 Broadway premiere

The Michael Jackson estate and Columbia Live Stage are developing a stage musical about Jackson's life. The musical will feature a book by Lynn Nottage,...

Musical adaptation of ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ to have world premiere in 2019

A musical adaptation of “The Secret Life of Bees,” with a book by Lynn Nottage and music by Duncan Sheik, will have its world...

Musical adaptation of ‘Some Like it Hot’ slated for Broadway in 2020

The Shubert Organization and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have teamed up to bring a musical adaptation of "Some Like it Hot" to...

Tom Kitt musical ‘Superhero’ to play world premiere in winter 2019

“Superhero,” a new musical with music and lyrics by Tom Kitt, will have its world premiere in winter 2019 at Second Stage Theater’s Off...

‘Hadestown’ coming to Broadway in 2019 after London run

The Anaïs Mitchell musical "Hadestown" will play the National Theatre in London this November before transferring to Broadway in 2019, the show's producers announced Thursday.  The...

‘Empire Records’ to be adapted into a stage musical

Producer Bill Weiner has acquired the theatrical stage rights to “Empire Records,” with plans to turn it into a Broadway musical. The musical will...

‘Beetlejuice’ to stage world premiere at D.C.’s National Theatre

The musical adaptation of "Beetlejuice" will have its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. this October, the production announced Wednesday. "Beetlejuice" will...

Ken Davenport, Kurt Deutsch to develop ‘Vacation’ musical

Ken Davenport and Kurt Deutsch are developing a new musical based on the characters in the "Vacation" franchise. Deutsch and Davenport announced Monday that they...

Darko Tresnjak to direct world premiere of ‘This Ain’t No Disco’

Darko Tresnjak is taking over as director of "This Ain't No Disco," which will have its world premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company this...

‘Unmasked,’ a musical featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber songs, will open at Paper Mill Playhouse

"Unmasked," a new musical featuring the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, will have its world premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse in September. The musical,...

Tony Yazbeck cast in John Kander’s ‘The Beast in the Jungle’

The world premiere of the John Kander musical "The Beast in the Jungle" announced its principal cast members including Tony Yazbeck. The musical, which will...

New musical ‘The Sting’ aiming for Broadway with star Harry Connick Jr.

A new musical adaptation of "The Sting" is aiming for Broadway, with Harry Connick, Jr. at the forefront. The musical, directed by John Rando, will...

Huey Lewis musical ‘Heart of Rock and Roll’ to premiere at The Old Globe

New musical "Heart of Rock and Roll," featuring the songs of Huey Lewis and the News, will make its world premiere at The Old...

New musical adaptation ‘August Rush’ to play Signature Theatre in 2019

A musical adaptation of "August Rush" will have its world premiere at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virg. next year. The adaptation will be directed...

The Jackal Group plans to adapt ‘The Rose’ into a Broadway musical

Broadway may be seeing another Bette Midler-related property. The Jackal Group is producing a Broadway stage musical adaptation of the 1979 film "The Rose," which...

‘Roman Holiday’ still eyeing Broadway debut

“Roman Holiday - The Musical” is still aiming for Broadway despite a delay in its expected debut. The musical was reported to have been...

‘Head over Heels’ aiming for Broadway’s 2018 to 2019 season

"Head Over Heels," a musical featuring songs from the Go-Go’s, appears to be prepping for a Broadway debut next season. The musical posted an...