GREEN ACRES Musical Aims for Broadway


According to Variety, "Green Acres" is aiming for Broadway. Production Company Hemisphere Two and director Richard L. Bare are in the process of crafting a musical version of the 1960s TV series.

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Bare, who directed more than 165 episodes of "Green Acres" on television, has completed a first draft of the musical's book, which "picks up as if it were another episode of the series."

This initial draft will be rewritten by Richard Chapman and E. Jack Kaplan. The rest of the creative team, including composer, lyricist and director, have yet to be determined.

Hemisphere's Pam Laudenslager negotiated Bare's deal with Phil Goldfine, who previously acquired the rights to "Green Acres" from the estate of the show's creator, Jay Sommers.

The CBS TV series "Green Acres" stars Eddie Albert, who brings his metropolitan bride Eva Gabor to his farm, where all sorts of drama ensues with the neighbors. The series ran for six seasons and was cancelled due to a "rural purge" in CBS programming in 1971.

Photo copyright MGM 2005.

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