Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale... in cushy seats on Broadway.
Gilligan's Island may soon be coming to the Great White Way, according to Deadline.com. Producer Dianne Fraser has acquired the rights to Gilligan's Island: The Musical, based on the classic 1960s sitcom. The book was written by series creator Sherwood Schwartz and his son Lloyd, with his daughter Hope and her husband Laurence Juber providing the score.
The Skipper, Gilligan, The Howells, Ginger, the professor and Maryanne are all expected to be part of the show, but the musical introduces a new story even more bizarre than that time the Harlem Globetrotters showed up on the island: The shipwrecked crew encounters an alien.
Though Schwartz passed away last year, the musical had already been tested across the country. The plan is to bring the show to Broadway by 2013 or 2014, pending proper funding.
Would you pay to see a Gilligan's Island musical?