Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Exclusive: “A Star is Born” Musical Coming to Broadway with the Lady Gaga Hits


For a while there, Broadway was getting a musical called “A Star is Born.” A script was being worked on, and Bill Condon was going to direct.

This was announced in 2017.

Then in 2018 Bradley Cooper unleashed his “Star is Born” with Lady Gaga and all those songs that became hits including “Shallow.”

The movie made an astounding $463 million worldwide.

After that, the Broadway version of the original movies (there were three before the Cooper-Lady Gaga movie) just kind of drifted.

Now I’m told by sources that “A Star is Born” is back. Condon is gone. And now the musical will be adapted from Cooper’s version, complete with Lady Gaga and Cooper songs.

This sounds smart since the songs are already there, so is the plot, and the audience now thinks this is the real “Star is Born.” Well, it is, right?

No other details yet. No cast, director, or writer have been revealed. But they will be soon.

And imagine that opening night!

We probably won’t see this until 2026. But whoever is cast will become stars over night.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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