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Broadway musical Shucked to be made into a film

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New musical Shucked is to be turned into a feature film.

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The show, with a book by Robert Horn (Tootsie, 13) and songs by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, played its final performance on Broadway at the Nederlander on Sunday..

During the closing speeches, it was announced that a movie adaptation of the musical is in the works.

Producer Mike Bosner said: “We’re sad to be saying goodbye to this but there’s some good news. We don’t have to say goodbye just yet because I am happy to announce we will be making a feature filmed of Shucked.”

We understand the film will be a fully fledged movie, rather than a proshot of the stage production.

Further details about the project are yet to be revealed.

In the meantime, Shucked will make its arrival in London later this year.

A West End production will open in 2024, produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

Shucked is a comedic and heartwarming musical set in the American Midwest. It centres around a small-town corn farmer and his unexpected journey to New York City. The story unfolds as the farmer, unfamiliar with the hustle and bustle of city life, finds himself entangled in a series of amusing and enlightening adventures.

An original cast recording of the musical was released last year.

Jack O’Brien directs the production with choreographer Sarah O’Gleby, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Jason Howland, scenic designer Scott Pask, costume designer Tilly Grimes, lighting designer Japhy Weideman, sound designer John Shivers and hair and wig designer Mia Neal. Casting is by C12 Casting Stephen Kopel, CSA.

About the author: Rachel Wise

UK based freelancer journalist Rachel contributes regularly to Stageberry with features and interviews from the hottest new shows and stage stars.