Little Miss Sunshine Musical Coming To Off-Broadway

Little Miss SunshineThe Oscar-nominated family road trip film Little Miss Sunshine is now a musical, and soon New York audiences will be able to see it when the show hits Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre. Casting hasn’t yet been announced, but the musical version of Little Miss Sunshine is set to begin performances at Second Stage on October 15.

William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and James Lapine (Into the Woods) wrote the Off-Broadway bound musical, which had its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in early 2011. Little Miss Sunshine has undergone major revisions since then, so the New York premiere will essentially be a very different show.

“I am thrilled to kick off our 35th anniversary season with Little Miss Sunshine,” stated Carole Rothman, Second Stage Theatre’s artistic director. “It seems appropriate to kick off this landmark season with a musical about optimism and resiliency, two qualities that are crucial for any not-for-profit theatre celebrating its past while also looking to its future.”

Broadway’s Best Concert at Second Stage on January 21

Mary Testa

Mary Testa

A concert for anyone interested in seeing the future of America musical theatre, “Broadway’s Best” is a special event launching The Directory of Contempory Theatre Writers, an exhaustive new resource that gives musical theater fans direct access to 150 composers and lyricists and their mostly unpublished or self-published songs. The concert is being held at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre (305 W. 43rd Street) on January 21 at 8pm.

“Broadway’s Best” will include the talents of many Broadway and Off-Broadway performers, including Mary Testa, Darius de Haas, Nick Blaemire, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Robin de Jesus, Kenita Miller, Randy Redd, Andrew Samonsky, Morgan Billings, Lucas Steele, and more.

The songwriters whose work will be featured include John Bucchino, Daniel Maté, Tom Gualtieri, David Sisco, Brad Alexander, Adam Mathias, Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen, Peter Mills, Barry Wyner, Michael Wartofsky, Michael Kooman, Christopher Dimond, Jenny Giering, and many more.

The “Broadway’s Best” concert, which will be hosted by Seth Rudetsky, will benefit the Dramatists Guild Fund. Tickets are $45. Reserve by calling 212-246-4422 or click here.