The hit TV series “Nashville,” which ran on ABC for four seasons and CMT for two, is being turned into a musical with its sights set on Broadway. Lionsgate and Producer Scott Delman, who was behind such musicals as “American Idiot” and “Book of Mormon,” are behind the project.
“’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," Delman shares. "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."
Details on when the show will go into production and more are expected to be announced soon.