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News Cartoon TV Special "Witch's Night Out" Being Adapted as a Stage Musical "Witch's Night Out," an animated Canadian TV special that debuted in 1978 with the voices of Gilda Radner and Catherine O'Hara, among others, is being adapted as a stage musical, according to Variety.

The TV movie, about a witch who loses her magic wand, originally aired on NBC. Stage rights have been acquired by James Dooley, who has composed music for dozens of films, TV shows and video games, including "The Last Ship," "The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning," "The Simpsons Movie" and Kristin Chenoweth's "Pushing Daisies," and who has collaborated with Hans Zimmer on "The Ring," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and other films. Dooley also wrote the music for the Oscar-nominated short, "Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare."

Dooley’s company, Queens and Kings Inc., reportedly plans to develop the story as an Off-Broadway-size "family" musical with a Halloween theme. His main collaborator will be director Rye Mullis, who staged three editions of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

No cast and no date for production or broadcast were reported.

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