Freaky Friday Musical to Play Cleveland

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The Cleveland Play House season will also include All the Way and Between Riverside and Crazy.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in <i>Freaky Friday</i>
Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in Freaky Friday

Ohio's Cleveland Play House has announced its 2016-17 season. Included in the slate is Freaky Friday, the new musical from Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning team behind Next to Normal and If/Then.

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Based on the classic Mary Rodgers novel and Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who swap bodies for a day. The new work features a book by Bridget Carpenter and will be directed by two-time Tony nominee Christopher Ashley, who is behind the forthcoming world-premiere staging at D.C.’s Signature Theatre in October. Performances in Ohio are scheduled to run April 15-May 14, 2017, with casting yet to be announced.

Rodgers' beloved novel was first published in 1972, followed by a premiere film adaptation starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster in 1976. The second film version in 2003 starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.

The Play House’s slate also includes All the Way, Robert Schenkkan’s Tony-winning Broadway play about President LBJ (September 17-October 9, 2016); 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis (April 1-23); Paula Vogel’s celebrated, Pulitzer-winning play How I Learned to Drive (March 4-26); Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (January 21-February 12); Laura Eason’s Sex with Strangers (October 22-November 13) and Philip Grecian’s adaptation of A Christmas Story.

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