CMT's Nashville is set to be adapted to a stage musical with plans to make a debut on the Broadway stage.
According to Broadway News, "Producer Scott Delman has acquired the live theatrical rights from Lionsgate and ABC Studios, which both co-produced and distributed the television show."
The musical score will feature all new contemporary country music. Production dates, casting, and creative team will be announced at a later date.
“Nashville represents a unique opportunity to collaborate with Tony Award-winning producer Scott Delman to bring one of our most beloved properties to the stage in our first-ever Broadway production,” Jenefer Brown, senior vice president of global live and location-based entertainment at Lionsgate. “It kicks off an exciting slate of iconic Lionsgate properties that we will be bringing to a variety of platforms, transforming them into events that will expand the viewing experience for their fans and take our already successful live entertainment business to the next level.”
Nashville originally aired in 2012 for four seasons on ABC until it was picked up by CMT where it ran for two additional seasons. The show follows the careers and lives of country music stars and would be stars.