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The city of stars is moving towards the Great White Way.

The Oscar-winning musical “La La Land” is being adapted as a stage show, with plans to open on Broadway at an unspecified date.

The 2016 film, which features original songs such as “City of Stars,” “Another Day of the Sun” and “Audition (Fools Who Dream), stars Emma Stone as an aspiring actor and Ryan Gosling as a Worked as a jazz musician while pursuing his dreams. Los Angeles. Broadway cast yet to be announced.

Bartlett Sher (“To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Fiddler on the Roof”) is directing the stage adaptation based on the book by playwright Ayad Akhtar and Matthew Dekker. Like the feature film, the show will feature music by Justin Hurwitz and lyrics by composing team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

“La La Land” won several Academy Awards, including Best Director for Damian Chazelle and Best Actress for Stone. In one of the most famous moments in Oscars history, the film was falsely announced as best picture before the actual winner, “Moonlight,” was awarded. In addition to the awards attention, “La La Land” became a box office winner, earning $151 million in North America and $472 million worldwide.

Mark Platt, who produced the film, said, “I am thrilled to reunite with Lionsgate and the incredible team behind ‘La La Land’ to adapt the film for the Broadway stage, the next exciting chapter in its evolution.” “We have assembled a world-class team to create a musical that will delight millions of existing ‘La La Land’ fans and introduce the property to a whole new audience.”

This isn’t the first time that “La La Land” is expanding beyond the screen. A concert version of the film has been touring the world since 2017.

“With La La Land in Concert now in its sixth year of worldwide touring and the original film a timeless and globally revered cultural touchstone, we’re excited to give fans another way to experience the original film. ,” said Jennifer Brown, Lionsgate executive VP and head of global products and experiences.

The deal was negotiated by Brown, executive VP of business and legal affairs for Lionsgate, as well as Eva Feder and Stephen Schick at Loeb & Loeb.

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