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John Cariani Will Adapt His Play ALMOST, MAINE into Young Adult Novel


John Cariani's play ALMOST, MAINE, a staple in schools and theaters throughout the country, is zeroing in on a large segment of its audience -- young adults -- in a new way.

According to Deadline, writer and actor Cariani just made a deal with Macmillan's Feiwel And Friends to adapt the piece as a YA novel. No word yet on a release date for the book.

ALMOST, MAINE started out at Portland Stage Company in 2004 before taking the stage off-Broadway in 2006 at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Cariani also appeared in a 2014 off-Broadway revival.

The play comprises nine short vignettes that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical town called Almost, Maine.

Cariani currently stars in Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! and was nominated for a Tony for his performance in the 2004 revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Among his other off-Broadway acting credits are TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, MODERN ORTHODOX and IT'S MY PARTY (AND I'LL DIE IF I WANT TO). He is also known for his role as 'Julian Beck' on the TV series LAW & ORDER.

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