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‘The Wedding Singer’ coming to Broadway

Sandler-Barrymore film to become musical, debut in April ’06
/ Source: The Associated Press

"The Wedding Singer," that celluloid celebration of the 1980s starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, has been transformed into a Broadway musical and booked for a New York opening — for April 2006.

No casting has been announced for the stage version of the show, which centers on a young man, Robbie Hart, played in the movie by Sandler, who sings in a wedding band and has been jilted by his fiancee. Despite the setback, Robbie still pines for the perfect girl.

The musical, which has music by Matthew Sklar, a book by Tim Herlihy and Chad Beguelin and lyrics by Beguelin, will have its world premiere at Seattle's The 5th Avenue Theatre, Jan. 31-Feb. 19, it was announced this week. Preview performances begin in New York in March at a theater to be announced.