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'Animal House: The Musical' in the Works

Mar 05, 2012 | 2:30pm EST

Liam HemsworthIn a pretty shocking development that could backfire greatly or, yes, turn out well, the 1978 college comedy Animal House is set to become a Broadway musical.

The production has big names on its side: The group Barenaked Ladies (who you know from the late '90s/early '00s ... and The Big Bang Theory) will be composing the original score for Animal House, while, more importantly, The Book of Mormon's Casey Nicholaw will serve as the musical's director-choreographer.

Also, very surprisingly, history: Musical adaptations of movies have more often than not turned out well, especially when you consider that recent uber-disaster Spider-Man the Musical is based not on the film of the same name but rather the original comic books. Indeed, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Lion King, The Producers and Hairspray, to name just a few, have all been overwhelming hits with audiences while racking Tony Awards over the years.

Source: THR

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