Report: Cotton Club Headed to Broadway

News   Report: Cotton Club Headed to Broadway
 
Variety newspaper reported that producer Robert Evans wants to bring back Cotton Club -- this time as a Broadway musical.

Variety newspaper reported that producer Robert Evans wants to bring back Cotton Club -- this time as a Broadway musical. The story says the story, which flopped as a film in 1984, was originally conceived by Godfather author Mario Puzo as a stage musical. The project became a film when Francis Ford Coppola took over as director and co-wrote the script with William Kennedy.

Evans is quoted as saying "The worst mistake I made was making [Cotton Club] as a movie rather than a play."

He reportedly is trying to get movie lead Gregory Hines as choreographer and star for the story about mob involvement in the legendary 1920s black nightclub.

Evans told Variety, "I have the financing and we're ready to roll. I'm hoping this time next year [1997] it could be on Broadway."

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