La La Land Is Going To Become A Stage Musical
And it will feature brand new songs!
Good news for fans of La La Land still getting over Sunday night’s Oscars shocker, with word emerging this week that the nearly-but-not-quite Best Picture is nailed on to become a stage musical.
According to Broadway insider Sonia Friedman the production is already in the works, with a producer already in place to bring the project to life. “I would love to produce it, but I know who's going to produce it and it won't be me,” said Friedman. “Of course it will happen. It's made for the stage and it will happen. But I'm sure the rights have already gone somewhere else.”
Rumours that the six Oscar-winning film is headed to Broadway have been circling for a while, with producer Jordan Horowitz (the man who eventually announced Moonlight’s win on Sunday) revealing that a stage version will likely contain a batch of new songs. “I don't necessarily know what the stage musical looks like”, said Horowitz. “I think we'll write more songs and there will be work to do.”
Not Best Picture then, but it doesn’t sound like La La Land has hung up its dancing shoes just yet…
- By George Wales @GeorgeWales85