A stage adaptation of streaming film 1660 Vine has joined the catalog of theatrical licensor Music Theatre International. The work follows a group of social media influencers living together in a Hollywood apartment while they pursue their dreams of viral stardom. The film premiered on Broadway On Demand earlier this year.
The stage version features a book by the film's screenwriter, Jackson Prince, and songs by a group of songwriters including Emma Ashford, Jenna Clayborn, CJ Cruz, Clayton Delp, Jaxson Floberg, Will Francis, Sam Jackson, Prince, and Simon White.
"We conceived of a story that speaks to the opportunities and challenges that young people face in this social-media-obsessed world," says Prince in a statement. "I’m excited to see how high schoolers, college students, and other stage artists of all generations will bring their own experiences and reflections to the show."
Los Angeles, California's Hollywood High School is poised to premiere the work with a pilot production performing December 9–11.
1660 Vine was directed for the screen by New York Theatre Workshop Artistic Director Patricia McGregor and featured choreography by Paul Abdul and music supervision from the team behind Disney's High School Musical franchise.
"We are very excited to represent this brand-new musical based on an already-successful motion picture," adds MTI President and CEO Drew Cohen. "Embracing the world of the lifestyle influencer proved to be both timely and clever, but empowering the influencers themselves to create the content was brilliant, given that content-creation is what they do best. It will be exciting to see 1660 Vine on stages of all sizes around the world."