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Industry News Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cost of Living to Be Adapted Into a Musical Williamstown Theater Festival has commissioned Michael John LaChiusa to adapt Martyna Majok’s acclaimed new play.
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Cost of Living, Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, will be adapted into a musical. The Williamstown Theater Festival, where the play debuted in 2016, has commissioned the musical adaptation from The Wild Party composer Michael John LaChiusa.

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LaChiusa will write the book, music, and lyrics, with Dear Evan Hansen's choreographer Danny Mefford tapped to direct.

Cost of Living, which explores the interactions of abled and disabled individuals, played Off-Broadway in a production from Manhattan Theatre Club in June 2017 following a world premiere at WTF.

The drama follows the lives of four people: Eddie, an unemployed truck driver; Ani, his ex-wife who's left quadriplegic after a tragic accident; John, who has cerebral palsy; and Jess, his new caregiver.

The musical, similarly to the play, will have just four characters.

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