Alan Menken's TV Galavant Canceled, But Being Adapted for the Stage

News   Alan Menken's TV Galavant Canceled, But Being Adapted for the Stage
The ABC musical comedy series poked fun at medieval fairy tales.
Joshua Sasse as Galavant
Joshua Sasse as Galavant

The bad news: there won't be a third season of the ABC-TV musical comedy series Galavant. It's been canceled, according to TV Line.

The good news, according to the series' lead composer, prolific Broadway and Hollywood songwriter Alan Menken: the project is being adapted to the stage.

Menken offered no further details.

Galavant starred Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.

Watch live performances of songs from "Galavant" here.

Click here to read the feature in which Menken and Dan Fogelman discuss its creation.

Galavant was written by Dan Fogelman, who also served as executive producer. Executive producers also included Alan Menken, lyricist Glenn Slater and Chris Koch. Galavant was directed by Chris Koch. Abbey C Studios Ltd. produced Galavant for ABC Studios.

Menken's animated film musicals Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin were adapted for Broadway. He also composed music for Newsies, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, King David and other shows.

Here's how the seris was billed by ABC: “Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Tangled; Cars) teams up with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team — composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater (Tangled)—for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions. Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his 'happily ever after.' But it won't be without a few twists and turns along the way.”

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