NEW YORK – "The Wedding Singer (search)," 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 (search), 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.