Via Stereogum, Empire Records Broadway Musical In Development:
Empire Records is being turned into a Broadway musical, as Deadline reports. The musical is in development now and is being eyed for a 2020 debut, which would coincide with the film’s 25th anniversary. The stage adaptation of the 1995 cult film, which is set in a failing record store, is being made alongside the film’s original writer Carol Heikkinen, with music and lyrics written by Zoe Sarnak, who is behind the upcoming musical Afterwords.
This is radical news to hear on Rex Manning Day! I really hope this production actually makes it to the stage. I love Empire Records and I can just imagine how a blend of soundtrack cuts and original songs could make it into a super fun musical. Plus, who doesn’t want to see more of Sexy Rexy?