Forever Plaid, with David Hyde Pierce, Daniel Reichard and More, Filmed for Cinematic Release
11 Aug 2008
A live performance of Forever Plaid — featuring Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce as the celestial emcee — was filmed Aug. 7 on a sound stage of Sunset's CBS Studios for pending movie release.
The cast also featured Daniel Reichard (as Francis), Larry Raben (as Sparky), Stan Chandler (as Jinx) and David Engel (as Smudge). Stuart Ross, the creator of the revue that has played worldwide, directed.
The creative team also included set designer Neil Peter Jampolis, musical director David Snyder and costume designer Deborah Stein.
The musical is being produced for the silver screen by Benni Korzen, Barney Cohen and Suren M. Seron.
Forever Plaid, according to press notes, takes audiences on a "trip to Fiftiesville with Sparky, Jinx, Smudge and Frankie, a fictional 1950's boy band. Tragically, and inconveniently struck down before their first big gig, 'The Plaids' will be brought back to earth to take the stage one last time."
To date, the worldwide total box office gross for Forever Plaid is $265,000,000. The revue has played non-stop worldwide for nearly two decades.
A release date has yet to be announced.
The Forever Plaid cast (l.-r.) Daniel Reichard, Larry Raben, Stan Chandler and David Engel with director Stuart Ross.
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