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Clue is coming to the stage.
A live production based on the classic Hasbro game and the subsequently inspired 1985 Paramount Pictures film is set to debut in May 2017. It will premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in Pennsylvania before kicking off a North American tour, with a U.K. tour to follow.
The play marks the second live-entertainment project between Broadway producing company the Araca Group and Hasbro, after the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Monopoly announced earlier this year. Clue will be directed by Hunter Foster, who starred on Broadway in the Araca Group’s 2002 Tony-winning musical, Urinetown; scenic design will be by three-time Tony nominee Anna Louizos (In the Heights).
Jonathan Lynn, who wrote and directed the murder mystery film starring Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd, will adapt the title for the stage. It will be produced in partnership with Work Light Productions and Aged In Wood, under license from Hasbro and Paramount Pictures.
The Araca Group has been part of the production team of various Broadway shows over the years, including Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, Disgraced and the current revival of The Front Page. The group’s license from Hasbro coincides with the recent launch of Araca Media & Entertainment, a new content division focused on adapting iconic brands and franchises into live events around the world.
Hasbro’s properties also include Magic: The Gathering, My Little Pony, Nerf and Transformers, among others.
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