Crazy Rich Asians to Hit Broadway Stage as Musical

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Jon M. Chu’s Master Piece in Progress

Theatre Ventures, in collaboration with original author Kevin Kwan, is thrilled to announce the development of Crazy Rich Asians as a Broadway musical. The beloved story, which captured hearts worldwide through its bestselling novel and hit film adaptation, will now take center stage in the vibrant world of Broadway.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Jon M. Chu, whose visionary work brought the story to life on the silver screen, Crazy Rich Asians promises to deliver an unforgettable theatrical experience. Fresh off his directorial success with the highly anticipated screen adaptation of Wicked, Chu will make his Broadway debut with this eagerly awaited production.

The musical adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians is currently in development, featuring a stellar creative team. The book will be penned by Leah Nanako Winkler, known for her poignant work in God Said This. The music will be composed by Helen Park, renowned for her contributions to KPOP: The Musical, while the lyrics will be crafted by Amanda Green, acclaimed for her work in Bring It On, and music producer Tat Tong.

Crazy Rich Asians follows the captivating journey of Rachel Chu, a humble math professor, as she navigates the opulent world of Singapore’s elite after discovering that her boyfriend, Nick Young, hails from a wealthy and influential family. Cultural clashes ensue, and Rachel’s relationship with Nick faces challenges when she encounters the disapproval of his formidable mother, Eleanor.

The 2018 film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians garnered critical acclaim and introduced audiences to a talented ensemble cast, including Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, and Awkwafina. The film’s success propelled these stars to new heights in their careers, resonating with audiences worldwide.

Crazy Rich Asians joins the ranks of recent cinematic hits making their Broadway debut as musical adaptations, including Beetlejuice, Mean Girls, Some Like It Hot, and The Notebook. With its captivating storyline, rich cultural tapestry, and unforgettable characters, Crazy Rich Asians is poised to captivate Broadway audiences and leave a lasting impression on the stage.


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