OMG — is this real life?! Is ‘Clueless’ really turning into musical show? The film’s director has just officially announced that it’s happening and HollywoodLife has all the exciting deets!
After years of speculation and rumors (and a whole lot of praying), it’s finally happening — Clueless: The Musical! Not only did director Amy Hecklering announce her plans to turn her ’90s flick into a Broadway musical, but she also revealed some pretty exciting details about the highly anticipated adaptation — find out what she said!
“I’ve written the, what they call the book and it’s a jukebox musical,” Amy told ET. She also confirmed that Kristin Hanggi will be directing the number! Kirsten is best known for directing Rock of Ages, which ran on Broadway from 2009 to 2015! Dodger Theatricals, the same production group responsible for Jersey Boys, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the original Broadway run of Into the Woods, will be producing the Clueless musical!
Ok, so we are beyond excited, but not so fast — there’s so much to do before the show hits the stage. The biggest issue right now, casting! “Well casting — that’s like going to be like the main problem,” Amy said. “Everything goes so slowly. I go, wow, this takes a lot. I thought movies took a long time,” Amy went on about the process. “It’s hard to know with Broadway when things will happen.”
Well, we will patiently wait while Amy works everything out — we trust her! HollywoodLifers, are you as excited for the Clueless musical as much as we are?! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio