Forthcoming musical adaptations for Cinema, TV and/or DVD

Here is a compilation from multiple sources of just some of the major theatrical projects coming to film/TV — including musical adaptions to film in development or pre / post-production… I’ve also included major documentaries.  So mark your calendars, set your PVR’s or prepare to download….

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Release Date: TBA
Production Company: CBS Films
Producers: Laurence Mark & Bob Boyett
Executive Producer: David Blackman
Screenplay: Bert V. Royal
Director: TBA
Cast: TBA
An adaptation of Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish, and Robert Horn’s musical which made its debut in 2007 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles before hitting Broadway — centers on a 13-year-old boy who moves from New York City, where he is on top of the social pyramid, to small-town Indiana, where he finds himself in the gutter. While he deals with his parents’ divorce and his upcoming bar mitzvah, he concocts a plan to become popular, which promptly backfires and he’s forced to do some growing up.

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Release Date: May 15, 2019
Production Company: Fathom Events & BroadwayHD
Executive Producer: Stewart F. Lane
Director: Ross MacGibbon & Mark Bramble

The London production of 42nd Street opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane April 4, 2017, featuring the largest cast in the West End. Mark Bramble, who co-wrote the book for the original 1981 Broadway production, directed, and Randy Skinner choreographed. Performances of 42nd Street wrapped up in London January 5.

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Release Date: May 24, 2019
Production Company: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Lin Pictures
Producer: Dan Lin

Executive Producers: Marc Platt, Jonathan Eirich and Kevin De La Noy 
Screenplay: John August
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad & Billy Magnussen
A live-action adaptation of the Disney musical with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, also featuring new songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.  Will Smith’s take on the Genie will be a “little bit of the Fresh Prince and a little bit of Hitch,” Mena Massoud as the street rat and Naomi Scott as