Irish musical Sing Street is headed to Broadway this year
The popular Irish musical Sing Street is headed to Broadway this year, it has been announced.
The show is the second film by Irish writer-director John Carney to be adapted for the stage, after Once, which won eight Tony Awards in 2012, including the award for Best Musical.
Barbara Broccoli, who controls the James Bond screen franchise, will lead the production team on the Broadway adaptation of the musical.
Sing Street debuted at the New York Theatre Workshop in December, but it is expected to make the move to Broadway at some point in the spring.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show reportedly is being capitalised at $11 million, "a relatively modest" fee for a Broadway musical.
The movie was a massive success, receiving critical praise worldwide, and it was even nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 74th Golden Globe Awards in 2017.
Sing Street is set in the 1980s and it follows a young boy from Dublin who has to leave a private school to attend a Christian Brothers school for financial reasons, where he joins a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
If you haven't seen it, give it a watch.
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