Adam McKay Bringing Archie and The Gang to Broadway
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“Archie,” that lovable comic-book character that led to so many youngsters asking for last-minute purchases from their parents at grocery checkout aisles, is about to become a Broadway musical.
The year is 2015. We don’t have flying cars or universally available hoverboards, but we have an Archie musical on the way, so that’s something.
Variety’s Gordon Cox reports “Adam McKay and Funny or Die teaming up with Archie Comics to bring long-running comic-book property ‘Archie’ to the stage in a new musical.”
Unfortunately, there is no word on whether there will be a jalopy involved.
Now there isn’t much in the way of details, but we like to think a man like McKay would do well to infuse the show based on a comic with some of the sensibilities of the various animated iterations.
As Cox reminds, McKay has at least some measure of experience with Broadway, teaming up with pal and colleague Will Ferrell for “You’re Welcome America.”
McKay already has an illustrious writing career when it comes to big-screen comedies, penning the likes of “Ant-Man,” “Step Brothers,” “Talladega Nights” and “Anchorman.”
While there isn’t anything in the way of plot or premiere date, we might presume the musical will be both entertaining and gut-bustingly funny.
McKay did offer the show would be, via Variety, “bright, colorful and slightly demented.”
Now we didn’t know that Archie and the gang might even make for a big production musical, but we sure are interested to see the results with McKay at the helm.
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