Central Coast Theatre
Follow on Twitter
30 April

30 April

Sounds of Musical Theatre

DISNEY MAKING MOVIE ADAPTATION OF SPELLING BEE: Disney is making a movie musical adaptation of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the blockbuster-hit live-action Aladdin remake, are set to produce. Ryan Halprin, who appeared in a college production of the musical, serves as executive producer. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows several competitors with diverse backstories who are competing in a spelling bee.

The musical features a score by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin. The tuner is based on Rebecca Feldmans improv play C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E. James Lapine directed the Tony-nominated 2005 Broadway production.

The original Broadway cast featured Dan Fogler, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lisa Howard, Deborah S. Craig, Jose Llana, Jay Reiss, Sarah Saltzberg and Derrick Baskin. It garnered six Tony nominations and won Best Book of a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Fogler.

More information, including additional creative team, casting and a production timeline, will be announced later.

Disclaimer: News on Central Coast Theatre is an automated aggregation from a variety of local sources. News content does not reflect the opinions of this website. Central Coast Theatre does not warrant the accuracy or validity of News articles. Visitors should always check the News source for more details.

Related News