Sideways: The Musical Broadway

Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall will join novelist/librettist Rex Pickett and composer Anthony Leigh Adams in collaborating on the development of Sideways: The Musical.



Marshall will both direct and choreograph the musical based on Rex Pickett's novel of the same title, which was made into the 2004 hit feature film directed by Alexander Payne that grossed over $500 million worldwide and garnered over 350 awards, including the Academy Award for 'Best Adapted Screenplay', two Golden Globes for 'Best Picture' and 'Best Screenplay', and a record six Independent Spirit Awards.



Sideways has already been staged as a successful non-musical, most notably at the La Jolla Playhouse where it was helmed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys). With a completed book for the musical and over half the songs now recorded, Pickett and his producing partners Solomon J. Leflore and Susan Gee of EFG-Renascence launched their search for a director by setting their sights on a woman with a deep background in musical theater. Sideways: The Musical explores more expansively the simmering romance between the characters in the movie played by Paul Giamatti (Miles) and Virginia Madsen (Maya).

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall will join novelist/librettist Rex Pickett and composer Anthony Leigh Adams in collaborating on the development of Sideways: The Musical. 
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2019
Multiple award-winning Sideways author, Rex Pickett, has formed a joint venture with EFG-Renascence Productions to develop a Broadway musical based on his hit film, as well as utilize the intellectual property across multiple media platforms and brand extensions, it was jointly announced today by EFG-Renascence founder, Solomon J. LeFlore (Straight Outta Compton, Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh on PBS), and his partner Susan Gee.  Released in 2004, the Alexander Payne-directed Sideways garnered over 350 awards, including the Academy Award for 'Best Adapted Screenplay', two Golden Globes for 'Best Picture' and 'Best Screenplay', and a record six Independent Spirit Awards, and has grossed over $500 million worldwide. 
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