Broadway 假期 Will Bring the Griswolds to Stage in New 音乐al Based on the 假期 电影
What could go wrong?
该 Griswolds are taking the holiday road to Broadway.
After two trips to Wally World, one to Europe, Vegas和 one infamous Christmas, the famous family at the center of the 假期 film series have a new stop on their agenda: the Great White Way.
On Monday, producers announced the world premiere production of Broadway 假期, 该 音乐al — a new stage show starring the characters from the popular Chevy Chase-fronted Warner Bros. film comedy franchise.
该 musical — with a book, music and lyrics by the duo of David Rossmer and Steve Rosen (of 该 Other Josh Cohen fame)和 direction/choreography by Donna Feore — will debut at Seattle’s The 5th Avenue 该atre this fall.
Casting has yet to be announced, but the show will follow the Griswold family and their iconic station wagon in what producers describe as “a laugh-out-loud musical comedy.”
A Broadway bow is being planned, though no dates for the show have been announced.
Broadway 假期, producers note in their press release, will be the 24th new musical produced at the famed 5th Avenue Theatre. 该 space has also been the birthplace of various Broadway hits, including 阿拉丁, 孟菲斯和 发胶。
“I couldn’t think of a better place for the Griswolds to start their journey to Broadway than the 5th Avenue 剧院,” producer Ken Davenport (Kinky Boots) said in a statement. “Can’t wait to throw our bags in the family truckster and head to Seattle!”
该 假期 films are based on the John Hughes short story that was originally published by National Lampoon 杂志。
该y began in 1983, with National Lampoon’s 假期 — a film tracked the Griswold family (led by Chase and actress Beverly D’Angelo) as they made their way on a disastrous cross-country road trip to the fictional theme park, Wally World.
A 1985 sequel, National Lampoon’s European 假期, repeated the formula overseas before 1989s National Lampoon’s Christmas 假期 kept the Griswold’s stationary, as they planned a hilarious holiday celebration.
Since the original series, there have been two sequels, not produced by National Lampoon. Vegas 假期 (1997) send the Griswolds to Sin City, while 2015’s 假期 put Ed Helms in the driver’s seat at Chase’s son, who recreates his cross-country childhood vacation to Wally World for his own family.