Looking for a good revenge tale to sink your teeth into? Well, one of our favorites is headed to Broadway and bound to deliver the delicious drama we crave!
The First Wives Club, the 1996 comedy starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, is expected to debut on the Great White Way during the 2015-2016 season.
The film follows the three women as they band together to take back their lives after being dumped by their wealthy husbands for newer, younger models.
Emmy Award-nominee, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, who wrote and produced shows such as Designing Women and Evening Shade, has rewritten the script for the stage.
“It just turned out to be a big, lovely valentine that was laid in my lap,” said the 67-year-old, who will make her Broadway debut with the musical.
“I so wanted an opportunity to do a show that stands as an antidote to the Kardashian culture. I like to say about this that we’re promoting big mouths instead of big asses,” she added.
Simon Phillips, who’s helmed Love Never Dies and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is set to direct while Motown legends Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Eddie Holland will create original music as well as rework some old favorites.
The musical will first open at Chicago’s Oriental Theater next spring before heading to Broadway, if the run is successful. But Linda said she’s not worried about a potential flop.
“Listen, I’m perfectly aware of the concept of falling on your face. I’ve done it on many occasions. That doesn’t scare me because I’ll just get back up and start over,” she explained.
Maybe she can try out one of these ’90s movies next! Scroll down for our list of films we’d love to see transition from screen to stage.
Plot: The story of how a young man and his friends work their way up through the New York City mob.
Possible Song Title: “I Amuse You?” Just picture it. Mobsters dancing on bar tables as Tommy DeVito belts out this tune.
Groundhog Day (1993)
Plot: A man finds himself reliving the same day over and over again.
Possible Song Title: “Will This Day Ever End?” Phil’s solo after he realizes he’s in a never-ending time loop.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Plot: Follows the life of a mentally-challenged man who witnesses some of history’s most defining events.
Possible Song Title: “Life is Like a Box of Chocolates.” This is a no-brainer.
Plot: Follows a rich high schooler who likes to intervene in the love lives of those around her.
Possible Song Title: “As If!” Cher laments the lack of eligible suitors at her Beverly Hills high school.
Home Alone (1990)
Plot: A young boy is accidentally left behind by his family at Christmas and must defend his home against burglars.
Possible Song Title: “This is My House!” The big musical number before Kevin enacts all of his foils and booby traps. Just imagine what that would look like on stage!