[title of show] Stars Bowen and Bell Penning Series for ABC

News   [title of show] Stars Bowen and Bell Penning Series for ABC Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, who co-wrote and co-starred in the Broadway musical [title of show], are currently penning a sitcom for ABC, according to The New York Times.
Hunter Bell
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The Broadway artists are collaborating with "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, producer Sabrina Wind and [tos] director Michael Berresse on the new, as-of-yet untitled series.

Bowen and Bell will not be part of the cast of the series, and it will not be musical in nature, according to the Times. No timetable for the project has been announced.

[title of show] — the new musical that, according to a fan-favorite song in the show, would rather be nine people's favorite thing than 100 people's ninth favorite thing — played its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre Oct. 12, 2008. Following runs at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2004 and the Vineyard Theatre in 2006, the entire original cast — including co-creators Bowen (score) and Bell (book) as well as co-stars Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff — made the leap to the Broadway stage. A Chorus Line's Michael Berresse, who helmed the acclaimed Off-Broadway run, also directed the Broadway version, which featured musical director-arranger Larry Pressgrove onstage playing the electric keyboard.

[title of show] was nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (Hunter Bell).

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