Developmental Team For Musical Adaptation of CRAZY RICH ASIANS Announced


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Alex Mecklosky
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April 17, 2024 11:00 AM

Movie Box Office smash to Broadway Box Office smash? Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has announced the development of a new Broadway musical Crazy Rich Asians, a contemporary romantic comedy based on the acclaimed worldwide bestselling trilogy by Kevin Kwan and the hugely successful Warner Bros. Pictures film directed by Jon M. Chu.

Making his Broadway directorial debut following completion of his two-part film adaptation of Wicked and his critically acclaimed film adaptation of In The Heights, Jon M. Chu will revisit Crazy Rich Asians for the stage with a book by Leah Nanako Winkler, music by Helen Park and lyrics by Amanda Green & Tat Tong.

Crazy Rich Asians takes a fun, engaging and hilarious look at what can happen when young love collides. Based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel Crazy Rich Asians, the 2018 Warner of the same name was directed by Jon M. Chu, with a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim and starred Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh. Theh ighly acclaimed multi-award-winning film, Crazy Rich Asians was #1 at the box-office for three weeks in a row.

The timeline for a pre-Broadway engagement will be announced shortly.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!