Nick Blaemire Musical A Little More Alive Is Heading to the Silver Screen

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Ross Katz will direct.
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Nick Blaemire’s A Little More Alive, in which two estranged brothers reunite at their mother's funeral, is heading to the silver screen, according to Deadline.

Ross Katz—producer of such films as Taking Chance and Lost in Translation—will direct a screen adaptation of the musical, which has been seen at Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Barrington Stage Company. Blaemire, who wrote the score and libretto for the musical, will also pen the screenplay.

Blaemire recently starred Off-Broadway in the Keen Company revival of Tick, Tick..BOOM!

Casting for the movie musical, which will be produced by Tony winner Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Dear Evan Hansen), is currently underway with filming scheduled to begin in the summer.

Read: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL TICK, TICK...BOOM! IS ACTUALLY NICK BLAEMIRE'S STORY, TOO

A Little More Alive, according to Kansas City Rep press notes, follows the two brothers as “an unexpected discovery upends every memory they have—and it becomes their mission to learn the truth about their family; but, along the way, Nate and Jeremy find that no one is exempt from the gray area between right and wrong.”

An October 2016 New York concert of A Little More Alive featured Van Hughes, Daniel Jenkins, Rachel Bay Jones, Nicolette Robinson, Michael Tacconi, and Emily Walton.

Blaemire penned the music and lyrics for the short-lived Broadway musical Glory Days. His Broadway acting credits include Cry-Baby and Godspell.

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