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The Princess Bride (musical)

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The Princess Bride
MusicDavid Yazbek
LyricsDavid Yazbek
Book
  • Bob Martin
  • Rick Elice
BasisThe Princess Bride
by William Goldman

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The Princess Bride is an upcoming musical based on the novel of the same name. The music and lyrics were written by David Yazbek with a book by Bob Martin and Rick Elice.

Development[edit]

In November 2013, Disney Theatrical Productions announced that they would adapt a stage musical adaptation of The Princess Bride.[1][2] In February 2014, the official website for the broadway musical was launched, detailing new updates.[3] In August 2014, Disney announced they will still committed to adapt The Princess Bride into a stage musical.[4] In 2016, Rob Reiner said the project was still in development despite "roadblocks" and that Marc Shaiman, Randy Newman and John Mayer had all been approached to write songs, but had turned them down.[5] In May 2020, Bob Martin and Rick Elice were hired to write the book, with songs by David Yazbek.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. Champion, Lindsay (November 11, 2013). "Inconceivable! Disney Stage Adaptation of 'The Princess Bride' in the Works". Broadway.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2018. Retrieved September 28, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Breaking News: As WE Wish! Disney to Develop THE PRINCESS BRIDE for the Stage!". Broadway World. November 11, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  3. Cerasaro, Pat (February 8, 2014). "Disney Launches THE PRINCESS BRIDE Stage Musical Website". Broadway World. Archived from the original on August 19, 2018. Retrieved September 28, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Hetrick, Adam (August 9, 2014). "Disney Remains Attached to The Princess Bride Stage Adaptation". Playbill. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Viagas, Robert; Hetrick, Adam (May 11, 2016). "Rob Reiner Says He Still Wants to See a Princess Bride Stage Musical". Playbill. Archived from the original on March 1, 2018. Retrieved September 28, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Paulson, Michael (May 14, 2020). "Disney Closes 'Frozen' on Broadway, Citing Pandemic". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  7. "Bob Martins Big Projects From A Drowsy Chaperone Sequel To A Princess Bride Musical - Barchart.com". Barchart.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  8. "Inside Playbill Gallery | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved September 28, 2020.

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