The first Broadway production of Stephen King’s The Great Gattas was staged in New York City in 1985, and it has since been adapted for the big screen by King’s brother, Martin King.
Now, Broadway producer Michael Gershman has signed on to direct the new adaptation.
The Great House of Cards star Robert De Niro and his brother Martin are producing along with the two of them, and Gersharman has directed the first two episodes of the series, which will premiere on NBC on March 4.
Gershallman, who is best known for directing the TV series Community, has been working with King since 2002, and he says the project has the potential to be a big hit.
“It’s the first Broadway musical based on Stephen King, which is a real thrill for me because Stephen King is one of the greatest writers in the history of American literature, and the first musical based upon his book has a real chance to be huge,” he said.
“I’m excited to be bringing Stephen King to Broadway and being able to work with him on something that I’m so thrilled about.”
Gershamman says he’s worked with King for over 30 years and is excited to have a project like this in the works.
“When Stephen King wrote The Great Gaspar’s Daughter in 1973, he was writing in the early ’80s, so I think we have a real shot at seeing this work in a big-time Broadway setting,” he told CBC News.
“If this is a big show, it’s going to be one of Stephen’s best and I’m really looking forward to bringing it to Broadway.”‘
We want to make it a really good show’ The cast of The Great Houses is set to sing, dance and act in the upcoming musical adaptation of The Gatsbys, but King says the show has been a work in progress.
“We have a great cast that is going to sing really well together, and we’re very excited to play with them,” King said.
The first two seasons of the musical, The Gattings, have already been filmed in New Zealand, with the third season scheduled for a May 2019 release.
King hopes that Broadway will be able to get The Greats to Broadway soon.
“There is no doubt Broadway is going through a renaissance right now,” he added.
“Broadway is a fantastic venue and I think there is a huge amount of interest in the theater, but I think that Broadway is still very much in its infancy.”
The Broadway project is expected to start production in 2019.