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'Nashville' TV Series to Become a Broadway Musical!

'Nashville' TV Series to Become a Broadway Musical!

The beloved television series Nashville is heading to the Broadway stage!

Lionsgate Television and ABC Studios have sold the theatrical rights to the series to a Broadway producer, who plans on bringing the story to the Great White Way.

Nashville, with its complex, relatable characters and sweeping emotional gestures, has all of the narrative elements that I look for in great theatrical source material. From that rich DNA, we will be building an original story with entirely original music, written by major Nashville and Broadway songwriters,” producer Scott Delman said in a statement to THR. “We are particularly excited to deliver Broadway’s first score of true contemporary country music — a genre that has exploded with mainstream audiences in recent years. Lionsgate has a treasure-trove of sterling IP, and I’m honored to be a part of this new phase of their live entertainment division.”

No word yet on who will star in the musical or if characters Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) will be involved.

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