Grumpy Old Men Musical in the Works

A musical version of the film Grumpy Old Men may come to Broadway, according to Variety. 

The show, for which a creative team has not yet been announced, would possibly make it to Broadway in 2008.  Producer Jeff Gardner has snapped up the rights to the film, which was a 1993 hit as a $70 million-earning film that starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as the elderly romantic rivals and neighbors of the title.  The movie featured a screenplay by Mark Steven Johnson and was directed by Donald Petrie.  Ann-Margret played the woman for whom both men were competing.

Gardner, a founding member of the Manhattan Stage Ensemble and the True Ensemble Theater Company, is best known as an actor, and he has appeared in Jerome Robbins' Broadway, The Wild Party and The Scarlet Pimpernel on Broadway.  Grumpy Old Men would be his second commericial enterprise as a producer; he previously produced Night Out in San Diego.

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