Angelina Jolie Joins Producing Team of Broadway-Aimed THE OUTSIDERS


The Outsiders at La Jolla Playhouse | Photo: Rich Soublet II

Kobi Kassal
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August 9, 2023 9:00 AM

Stay gold, Lara Croft?! It was announced today that Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has joined the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of The Outsiders as a lead producer. Based on the classic novel by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola’s film of the same name, the new musical will announce plans for Broadway soon. The Outsiders had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse earlier this year. You can read Theatrely’s review of it’s out of town tryout here

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of this special production. I studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute where I realized my first love, as a performer, was the theatre. I had not found a way back until now. I hope to be able to contribute while continuing to learn from this amazing team, who I have been working with since my daughter brought me to see the show at La Jolla Playhouse. I can’t begin to express how excited I am for this musical to make its Broadway debut and look forward to sharing this new adaptation of The Outsiders with the world,” said Jolie.

The Outsiders features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine, music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay & Zach Chance) and Justin Levine, music supervision, arrangements & orchestrations by Justin Levine, choreography by Rick Kuperman & Jeff Kuperman and directed by Danya Taymor.

Jolie joins the producing team alongside The Araca Group, American Zoetrope, Olympus Theatricals, and Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky.

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!