THE Irish hit Sing Street will be turned into a Broadway musical and it will make its New York stage debut this year.
The 2016 film was a smash hit as it toured through Dublin in the ’80s and had some amazing original songs in its soundtrack, so it’s no surprise that it was turned into a musical.
He follows a group of teenagers in 1982 in Dublin who come together to form a group.
The film received a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 79% on Metacritic.
Sing Street was directed by John Carney and the music and lyrics for the film were written by John Carney himself and Gary Clark.
The musical will feature new faces such as Max Bartos as Darren, Brendan C. Callahan as Gary, Billy Carter as Robert, Zara Devlin as Raphina and Jakeim Hart as Larry.
Martin Moran as Brother Baxter, Anne L. Nathan as Sandra, Johnny Newcomb as Barry, Brenock O’Connor as Conor, Gian Perez as Kevin, Sam Poon as Eamon, Skyler Volpe as Anne, Amy Warren as Penny.
There will also be an offstage cover of Ilan Eskenazi and Anthony Genovesi as the show’s drummer.
These stars will replace the cast of Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy.
The show will have its own original music, and performances will begin on March 26 and open on April 19 at the Lyceum Theater in New York City, which has just over 900 seats.
This is not the first John Carney film to be made into a musical, as his film Once also aired on Broadway.
He was very successful and even starred as Ronan Keating in the lead role when he was on stage.