Disney Reportedly Working On ‘Hidden Figures’ Stage Musical
This hasn’t been a great year for Disney musicals. With Broadway shutting down for the rest of 2020 and with the news that the Broadway-version of Frozen would not be reopening, its about time for some good theater news! And rumors surfacing today may be just the thing!
According to various online sources Disney is reportedly working on a stage adaptation of the 2016 Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures. According to a recent piece appearing in Deadline, Disney has plans to assemble a team of Black artists to work on the production. The film was released by 20th Century Fox which Disney acquired last year. This means licensing for the project shouldn’t be an issue.
The project has reportedly been in development for a few years. However, this is the first time we are hearing about it after the musical was mentioned in a New York Times report on Black theater artists. Though not much has been revealed about those involved, sources have confirmed that film critic Elvis Mitchell is attached to the project as a creative consultant.
Other details regarding the musical production, casting, creative teams and opening dates are still to be determined. We promise to keep you posted as soon as we’ve heard more!
The film was loosely based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly and chronicles the contributions made by Black female NASA mathematicians in the 1960’s which were crucial but largely unheralded at the time. The film starred Taraji P. Henson as mathematician Katherine Johnson, Octavia Spencer (who earned an Oscar Nomination) as NASA supervisor Dorothy Vaughan along with Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell and Mahershala Ali.
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