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Musical of ‘The Flamingo Kid’ eyeing Broadway pool in 2018

July 28, 2016 By Mark Kennedy Associated Press
In this April 2016 photo, the late Garry Marshall arrives at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. A new stage musical based on Garry Marshall's 1984 movie “The Flamingo Kid” is hoping to cha-cha to Broadway. Producers Bob Israel and Larry Hirschhorn said Thursday that the show will feature book and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Robert L. Freedman and music by Scott Frankel. Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File
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A new stage musical based on Garry Marshall’s 1984 movie “The Flamingo Kid” is hoping to cha-cha to Broadway by 2018.

The show will feature book and lyrics by Tony winner Robert L. Freedman (“A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder”) and music by Scott Frankel (“War Paint”), producers Bob Israel and Larry Hirschhorn said Thursday.

The coming-of-age story that starred Matt Dillon in the film is about a young man from Brooklyn who gets a job at a private beach club for well-to-do Long Islanders. Hirschhorn called it “a valentine to the shimmering beach clubs of a bygone era.”


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