Newswire: Drunk uncles to finally get the Jimmy Buffett musical they’ve been clamoring for
Broadway has had a pretty good run of truly innovative and inspiring big-budget hits in the past few years. But The Book Of Mormon‘s tap-dancing missionaries and Hamilton‘s hip-hop revolutionaries may soon have to relinquish the spotlight to make room for hula-hooping cheeseburgers and breakdancing boat drinks. Yes, a Broadway musical based upon the songs of Jimmy Buffett is in the works.
Buffett, the 68-year-old spiritual leader of Parrotheads worldwide, is currently working with a team of entertainment veterans—including Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall, My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley—to mine the deep pathos and subtle poignancy of songs like “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Why Don’t We Get Drunk” for compelling theatrical drama.
“The idea of turning ‘Margaritaville’ into a musical has been percolating for quite a while, but finding the right people to tell the right kind of …