Is “The Princess Bride” Broadway’s Next Big Hit?
I have a confession to make. I’ve never seen “The Princess Bride.” I know, I know. By the time I realized it was a cultural obsession, I’d narrowly missed about a million group viewings of it, with plans always having changed at the last minute. I kind of feel like I’m missing out on some national treasure, but maybe I should just keep putting it off at this point and wait to see it live, because the movie is about to be adapted for the stage.
The musical mega-monster that is Disney Theatrical Productions (responsible for bringing “Beauty and the Beast” and the oh-so-epic “Lion King” to Broadway) announced its plans to adapt the 1973 novel and 1987 screenplay. Not much else has been announced yet, like who the creative team will be or when it will actually hit the stage.
Of course, any of the movie’s original stars, like Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane and Billy Crystal, would look pretty great onstage, even all these years later; but I’m going to presume they’ll be passing the torch to a younger set. I can’t wait and I haven’t even seen the movie, so I can’t imagine how excited the rest of the world must be about this! [ABC News]