Tom Kitt, Nell Benjamin, Thomas Meehan Developing Musical Adaptation of Comedic "Dave" Film

News   Tom Kitt, Nell Benjamin, Thomas Meehan Developing Musical Adaptation of Comedic "Dave" Film
 
A musical version of "Dave," the 1993 comedy film starring Kevin Kline as a temp agency owner who impersonates the President, is being developed for the stage, according to Variety.

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The project, which was given a private reading Oct. 31 — putting it on track for a premiere in late 2015 — features music by Tom Kitt (If/Then, Next to Normal), lyrics by Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and a book by Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray).

"Dave," directed by Ivan Reitman, was written by Gary Ross and also starred Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames and Ben Kingsley.

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