Melissa Etheridge To Adapt Mystic Pizza' For Stage Delivery

Melissa Etheridge is set to provide the music and lyrics to a musical adaptation of the 1988 romantic comedy Mystic Pizza.

Mystic Pizza is a coming-of-age story following three best friends who work at a pizzeria in the seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut. The rom-com launched Julia Roberts' career as well as gave us a first look at superstar Matt Damon. 

Gordon Greenberg (Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn) is set to direct the production as well as co-write the book with Sas Goldberg (Significant Other), based on Amy Holden Jones’ story and characters. Specific plans of where the musical will first take the stage are still to be announced. However, the development of this musical is coming at a perfect time where multiple film-to-stage productions are currently running on Broadway. To name a few: Pretty Woman (also starring Roberts onscreen), Mean Girls, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Band’s Visit, Frozen, and King Kong

With rocker Melissa Etheridge's musical score, and the rest of the talented production crew, we can't WAIT to see where this will go! 

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