A Novel Version of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is Coming to Bookshelves This Fall

A Novel Version of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Is Coming to Bookshelves This Fall

Tony Award winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is about to get a book adaptation that will focus on expanding stories and characters featured in the musical. Set to be released October 9th, the story follows Evan Hansen, a lonely high school student who is swept into an emotional lie after the death of one of his classmates.    Cover of Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel | Via Amazon   Author Val Emmich (The Reminders) teamed up with the creative team behind the musical, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul, to bring the musical’s story to even more people through …

‘Riverdale’ to Channel Stephen King in Upcoming Musical Episode!

‘Riverdale’ to Channel Stephen King in Upcoming Musical Episode!

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Here’s something you probably didn’t expect: the CW’s Riverdale will bring together the magic of Broadway and the terror of Stephen King with an upcoming episode centered around a production of Carrie: The Musical.   With eleven songs, the episode will center around a documentary Jughead Jones is filming about the high school production. Described as a “dark-yet-catchy cautionary tale exploring the gritty realities of small-town high school life,” the musical will definitely be a night to remember, which, incidentally, is also the name of the episode.    The musical itself, which in-episode is directed by Kevin Keller, will be a mix of the …

7 Musicals You Didn’t Know Were Based on Books

7 Musicals You Didn’t Know Were Based on Books

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You love musicals. You love books. But did you know how much crossover there is between your two great loves? There is in fact A LOT of crossover. Here are seven of your favorite musicals, which you may not have realized were based on works of literature!    Cats   Via Cats the Musical    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is one of the most famous Broadway shows of all time. Its costumes and songs are, at this stage, iconic—instantly recognizable and endlessly lauded. But it didn’t come from nowhere. The inspiration for Cats came from T.S. Eliot’s book Old Possum’s …

The Best Fanfic Is Still Coldplay’s ‘Game of Thrones’: The Musical

The Best Fanfic Is Still Coldplay’s ‘Game of Thrones’: The Musical

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Back in May 2015, Chris Martin and the rest of Coldplay got together and created ‘Game of Thrones: A Musical,’ a piece of musical theatre that I would pay good money to see live, on or off Broadway. The made-for-YouTube masterpiece, currently at 27 million+ views, benefitted Red Nose Day, a fundraising campaign started by Comic Relief to end child poverty. “This is the best idea we’ve ever had,” said Martin. I agree, though some of the cast didn’t. But really, when has a play, show, or movie needed a positive review from critics to become a cult classic?    Narrated …