It’s been rumored for a while, but we’re totally buggin’ that Clueless: The Musical is headed to Broadway!
Amy Heckerling wrote and directed the iconic movie, and has announced this week that a stage version of the AHmazing comedy is officially in the works! She fessed up:
“I’ve written what they call the ‘book,’ and it’s a jukebox musical.”
So, basically a jukebox musical is one where, rather than writing original songs for the actors to perform, the musical score consists of previously released popular songs.
[ Photos: The Cast Of Clueless Was Almost Very Different! ]
Amy stayed very hush-hush about which songs will appear in the show, but the HAVE to be from the film’s soundtrack! Like, duh!
What we do know is that
Kristin Hanggi has signed on to run the ship, and her credits include directing Rock of Ages on Broadway for the past 6 years.
While Amy kept mum about the details, she did say that getting the show off the ground is taking a while:
“Everything goes so slowly, and I go, ‘Wow this takes a long time.’ I thought movies took a long time. It’s hard to know with Broadway when things will happen.”
She also said finding the perfect Cher is going to be the hardest part of the whole process:
“Well casting ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ that’s like going to be like the main problem.”
In the past, when the production was only rumored, she mentioned that Katy Perryhad expressed interest in playing a part!
Could you imagine if the lead went to Iggy Azalea! She could TOTALLY bring the Fancy music video to life!
Source : http://perezhilton.com/2015-06-25-clueless-musical-amy-heckerling-kristin-hanggi-rock-of-ages/384