The movie "Black Orpheus," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959 and an Academy Award for foreign-language film, will become a Broadway musical under the creative guidance of George C. Wolfe and playwright Lynn Nottage.
Producers said Monday that the stage adaptation will debut on Broadway but they didn't announce dates. Wolfe will direct the production while Nottage, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Ruined," will pen the book for the musical.
The original movie, directed by Marcel Camus, updated the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice by setting it in the city of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. The film, which featured an influential music score, was based on a play by Vinicius de Moraes.