Exclusive: A Broadway musical take on 6x Oscar wins, grossing $472M worldwide La La Land is in development, Emmy and Tony Award-winning producer Mark Platt announced today.
Based on the Damien Chazelle-directed movie, the show will be directed by Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-winning director Bartlett Sher, based on a book written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar and three-time Barrymore Award winner Matthew Decker. . The stage adaptation will feature music and Oscar-winning lyrics by Justin Hurwitz, the film’s composer and two-time Academy Award winner. and Tony-winning writing team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
The movie, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, followed an aspiring actress and a jazz musician as they pursue their dreams in Los Angeles. The film won Oscars for Best Director, Actress in a Leading Role, Production Design, Cinematography, Original Score and Original Song.
“I am thrilled to be reunited with Lionsgate and the incredible team behind it La La Land Adapting the movie for the Broadway stage is the next exciting chapter in its evolution,” said Platt, who produced the movie. “We have assembled a world-class team to create a musical that will delight. La La LandIntroduce the property to its millions of existing fans and a whole new audience
“With La La Land With the concert in its sixth year of global touring and the original film a timeless and globally respected cultural touchstone, we’re excited to offer fans another way to experience the original movie,” said Jennifer Brown, Lionsgate EVP and Head of Global Product and Experience.
La La Lands In the planned Broadway adaptation, Lionsgate launched several live stage productions based on the film and television features, including Dirty Dancing, Now You See Me, Wonder And Nashville.
The deal was negotiated by Braun, EVP of business and legal affairs Eva Feder and Loeb & Loeb’s Stefan Schick for Lionsgate.