"The Office" Producer Aiming to Import "The Kitchen Musical" for U.S. Audiences

News   "The Office" Producer Aiming to Import "The Kitchen Musical" for U.S. Audiences
 
Emmy Award-winning producer Ben Silverman, who helped deliver "The Office" and "Ugly Betty" to American audiences, is at work on a new culinary musical series, according to Variety.

Titled "The Kitchen Musical," the series centers on a rich girl who graduates from Le Cordon Bleu and begins work at a restaurant. Silverman described the series as having "a cooking element, a musical, an 'Upstairs/Downstairs' dynamic and a little bit of Romeo and Juliet "

The series is currently being shot in Singapore and will debut in over 18 Asian countries this October. Silverman and his production studio Electus have negotiated a deal to create a U.S. version of "Kitchen," which they will begin pitching to studios in September.

Silverman is hoping to cash-in on the success of "Glee," with a possible franchise including a live stage tour, cookbooks and even a stage musical. He is currently lining up his production crew for the U.S. production, including an experienced director-choreographer.

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