UPDATE Wednesday: Adds information about the director, below.
Broadway production company The Araca Group and global toy-and-games makers Hasbro Inc. today announced plans to bring Col. Mustard and the rest of the suspects from Clue to the stage following a length gestation on the road. The show will mark their second live entertainment collaboration, after the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of Monopoly announced earlier this year.
Clue will be adapted by writer/director Jonathan Lynn from his 1985 Paramount Pictures film and produced in partnership with Work Light Productions and Aged In Wood, under license from Hasbro, Inc. and Paramount Pictures. Pennsylvania’s Bucks County Playhouse will present the premiere production next May, followed by a U.S. national tour. Plans for a U.K. Tour are also underway.
Hunter Foster, who starred in the Araca-produced musical Urinetown, is directing the show.
“We are thrilled to be announcing Clue as the next stage adaptation developed by our Media & Entertainment division,” said Michael Barra, President, Media & Entertainment at The Araca Group. “Clue is an iconic film with a passionate fan base, and Jonathan Lynn is the ideal collaborator to bring these beloved characters and story to the stage.”