A Transparent Musical, a stage work based on the Amazon Prime series that played a world-premiere run in Los Angeles earlier this year, is aiming to bow on Broadway in 2024, according to a press release sent July 10. The work features a a book by MJ Kaufman and series creator Joey Soloway and a score by Faith Soloway. Read reviews for the world premiere here.
No specific details about the production's Broadway timing, theatre, cast, or creative team were shared. Amazon Studios is producing in association with Eva Price.
The four-season series following the Pfeffermans, a Jewish family living in Los Angeles, and their lives following Maura's self-discovery of being a Trans woman, concluded with a musical film titled Transparent: Musicale Finale. The stage musical tells a new story from the perspective of the youngest Pfefferman, Ali.
The Los Angeles run, part of Center Theater Group's season, starred Daya Curley as Maura Pfefferman, Adina Verson (Only Murders in the Building) as Ali Pfefferman, Liz Larsen (Beautiful) as Shelley Pfefferman, Zachary Prince (Honeymoon in Vegas) as Josh Pfefferman, Sarah Stiles (Tootsie) as Sarah Pfefferman, Kasper (Amina) as Ezra, Peppermint (RuPaul's Drag Race, Head Over Heels) as Davina, and Murphy Taylor Smith (Love in Hate Nation) as Rabbi Raquel. Also in the cast were Samora la Perdida, Justin Rivers, Futaba Shioda, Natalie Weiss, Robert Pieranunzi, Jimmy Ray Bennett, Pat Towne, and Dahlya Glick. Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants) directed, with choreography by James Alsop.
A Transparent Musical joins just a handful of musicals to be adapted from TV shows, a list that includes Happy Days - A New Musical, Gilligan's Island: The Musical, Rogers: The Musical, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, The SpongeBob Musical, and The Great British Bake Off Musical.