Kerry Butler, Lesli Margherita Lead ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION Reading
BroadwayWorld has learned that movie producers Peter Schneider, Laurence Mark and Barry Kemp are working on bringing 'Romy & Michele's High School Reunion' to the stage. Based on the 1997 film of the same name, the musical just held a New York reading, which featured the talents of Kerry Butler, Lesli Margherita, Adam Kantor, and Mara Davi. Christopher Ashley directed the reading.
The show features a score by Gwendolyn Sanford and BranDon Jay. While it remains unknown whether the show's ultimate destination will be Broadway, producers indicated that its aiming to open in New York within the next 18 months.
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion wass a 1997 comedy film starring Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, and Alan Cumming directed by David Mirkin. The plot revolves around two 28-year-old women who appear to have achieved very little success in life and decide to invent fake careers to impress former classmates at their 10 year high school reunion. The characters are taken from the stage play Ladies Room, which also featurEd Kudrow.
In the film, Romy White (Mira Sorvino) and Michele Weinberger (Lisa Kudrow) are two airheaded 28-year-old friends living together in a beachfront apartment in Los Angeles, California. Romy works as a cashier in the service department of a Jaguar dealership; Michele is unemployed. They are both single and live a life of partying and fun. Romy encounters former high school classmate Heather Mooney (Janeane Garofalo) at the dealership, who informs them of their upcoming 10-year high school reunion in their hometown of Tucson, Arizona.