Netflix's Beatles-Inspired Animated Series Beat Bugs Is Heading to the Stage | Playbill

Industry News Netflix's Beatles-Inspired Animated Series Beat Bugs Is Heading to the Stage
The stage adaptation will be created in a partnership between Stageworks Media and Broadway Licensing.

The Netflix animated series Beat Bugs, featuring songs by The Beatles, is being adapted as a new stage musical.

The Emmy-winning series about the adventures of a group of four backyard bugs incorporates numerous songs from the iconic John Lennon-Paul McCartney catalog, including “Help!,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “Penny Lane.”

The musical will receive a workshop in 2018 ahead of its release from Broadway Licensing for performance in schools and local theatre groups.

“Creating a Beat Bugs musical using The Beatles’ catalogue is incredibly cool and tremendously exciting for our company,” said Sean Cercone, president of Broadway Licensing, in a statement. “It’s heartwarming to watch this show with my kids and experience how these iconic songs can teach such important messages while being highly entertaining.”

A timeline for the stage musical’s release has not been announced. Broadway Licensing also administers live performance rights for High Fidelity, Clue, Glory Days, Triassic Park, and Polkadots.

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