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Lin-Manuel Miranda To Adapt ‘The Warriors’ As Stage Musical – Deadline

Lin-Manuel Miranda reportedly has set his sights on his subsequent musical for the stage. The a number of Tony and Grammy award winner is adapting a stage musical model of The Warriors, based mostly on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel that was later was the 1979 motion thriller movie directed by Walter Hill, in response to the New York Publish‘s Johnny Oleksinski.

The venture can be Miranda’s first stage musical since his world phenom Hamilton, winner of 11 Tony Awards, together with Finest Musical, in 2016.

The Warriors is a well-recognized setting for New York Metropolis native Miranda. The movie facilities on a fictitious New York Metropolis avenue gang who should journey 30 miles, from the north finish of the Bronx to their house turf in Coney Island in southern Brooklyn, after they’re framed for the homicide of a revered gang chief. Whereas not a musical, the movie featured music by Barry De Vorzon, Joe Walsh, and others.

Miranda made his Broadway debut writing the music and lyrics and starring within the 2008 musical Within the Heights, which gained Tony Awards for Finest Musical and Finest Authentic Rating in addition to the Grammy Award for Finest Musical Theater Album. The stage musical was tailored into the 2021 movie of the identical identify. He created the soundtracks for the animated movies Moana (2016) Vivo and Encanto, each in 2021.

His extra Broadway credit embody Freestyle Love SupremeCarry It On: The Musical and the 2009 revival of West Aspect Story. His TV and movie credit embody tick, tick… BOOM!, Emmy-winning Hamilton, His Darkish Supplies, Fosse/Verdon, We The Folks and Brooklyn 9-9, amongst others.


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