Dodgers Nab Rights for Beach Boys Musical

News   Dodgers Nab Rights for Beach Boys Musical Dodger Stage Holding and NCJ Productions have purchased the stage rights to the complete catalog of music's The Beach Boys, confirmed a spokesperson. The expected plan is to develop a theatrical work.

According to reports in Variety, Don Scardino (A Few Good Men) is signed on to direct with John Carrafa (Into the Woods) choreographing. No official word on any of the creative team or cast has been confirmed. Reaching fame in the 1960's, the southern California group included original members Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson, Michael Love and Alan Jardine. Among their songs include"Fun Fun Fun," "I Get Around," "Do You Wanna Dance?" Help Me Ronda," "California Girls," "Surfin' U.S.A." "In My Room," "Don't Worry Baby," and "Wouldn't It Be Nice/God Only Knows."

The Dodgers are currently represented on Broadway by Urinetown and 42nd Street and Off-Broadway by Barbra's Wedding. Past productions have included Into The Woods, The Music Man, Titanic, High Society and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

NCJ Productions is composed of the producers Nina Keneally (The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Buried Child), Cathy Murphy and Jamie Lightstone.