McKay will write the book for the show, with a creative team and timing for a New York run to be announced at a later date. Funny Or Die will serve as a presenting partner. Goldwater and Aguirre-Sacasa will oversee for Archie Comics. The partnership was packaged by Triptyk Studios’ (An American In Paris) Tara Smith, B. Swibel and Adam Westbrook, who will oversee development...I love Broadway musicals, but I live in Iowa. Which means that I'm dependent on traveling productions of famous programs -- if they come to Iowa City and if I'm not swamped with work. But I definitely would make the effort to watch Archie the Musical!
“Archie represents a bygone era of America,” McKay — longtime partner with Ferrell and ex-Saturday Night Live head writer — said in announcing the deal. “And like all bygone eras, there are elements we miss and elements that should be bygone. This will be a musical that deals with both those realities in a bright, colorful and slightly demented way.”
Friday, August 7, 2015
Coming Soon: Archie the Musical?
Archie-themed Broadway musical: