Luke Bryan and Billy Idol

Luke Bryan and Billy Idol

Luke Bryan, Billy Idol, Dolly Parton & Culture Club Songs Among Trove Inspiring Lively McCabe Stage Musicals

Lively McCabe Entertainment, a company that specializes in packaging and adapting iconic intellectual property into new stories for theater, film/TV, and book publishing, is teaming with licensing agency Theatrical Rights Worldwide and music powerhouse BMG on three stage works that could bring the songs of country stars like Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney and ’80s New Wavers including Billy Idol and Devo to theaters by 2020.

 
Jamestown Revival’s Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance

Jamestown Revival’s Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance

S.E. Hinton’s ‘The Outsiders’ To Get Stage Musical Adaptation; Chicago Production Based In Part On 1983 Film

A musical version of The Outsiders, based on both S.E. Hinton’s groundbreaking 1967 YA novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film version that introduced a generation of young actors who would dominate the screen for years to come, will make its world premiere next year at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

 
Debbie Harry, Joe Iconis, and Avril Lavigne

Debbie Harry, Joe Iconis, and Avril Lavigne

‘Be More Chill’s Joe Iconis Developing ‘Punk Rock Girl’ Musical Featuring Blondie, Avril Lavigne, Pat Benatar Hits

Composer Joe Iconis, whose Off Broadway viral sensation Be More Chill is headed to Broadway in February, is developing a new stage musical called Punk Rock Girl featuring songs written or made famous by such female musicians or female-fronted bands as Avril Lavigne, Pink, Pat Benatar and Blondie.