Forget the Oscars: Is 'La La Land' Broadway Bound? - NBC Connecticut

Forget the Oscars: Is 'La La Land' Broadway Bound?

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    Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017)

    The Oscar envelope mix-up is so yesterday. "La La Land" could be moving to Broadway.

    While far from definite, a stage adaptation of the hit movie musical could happen.

    "If we can find something unique for the live stage experience the way [director Damien Chazelle] and his team did for the cinematic experience, I'll be there," La La Land producer Marc Platt said on the Oscars red carpet before the 89th annual Academy Awards took place.

    Best picture snafu aside, "La La Land" won six Oscars. That's in addition to its seven Golden Globes and six BAFTAs. The film cost $30 million to make, but has reportedly grossed $369 million.

    Stars on Stage: Broadway &Beyond

    Platt already has Broadway producing cred. He produced the mega successful "Wicked" as well as "Three Days of Rain", which marked Julia Roberts' Broadway debut opposite Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd.