The 2016 hit Irish movie "Sing Street" is being made into a musical.
The show begins previews in November at the New York Theatre Workshop and could make the leap to Broadway in the spring, reports The New York Post.
Set in working-class Dublin in the 1980s, the story follows Conor, a bullied boy who convinces a girl he likes that he’s a songwriter. When he asks her to be in a music video he’s shooting and she actually says yes, he has to write a song, get a band together and shoot the video.
The musical is being produced by the same team that created the Tony-winning musical “Once.”
Famed Irish playwright Enda Walsh has adapted the film for the stage, while the score is by Gary Clark and "Once" writer and director John Carney, who also co-wrote and directed the "Sing Street" film. The musical is being directed by Rebecca Taichman.
A staged reading was held at the end of August for potential investors and Broadway-theater owners.
According to The New York Post, Barbara Broccoli, the producer of "Once" and the James Bond screen franchise, was very pleased with the reading and could move the show to Broadway in the spring if reviews are good.
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