Multi-Platinum Songwriter Ross Golan Sets Off Broadway Debut Of ‘The Wrong Man’ Musical

MCC described the musical's plot as "the wrong man meets the wrong woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Off Broadway staging was announced today by MCC Theater artistic directors Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey and Will Cantler, and executive director Blake West. Set in Reno, Nevada, The Wrong Man tells the story of Duran, a man just scraping by, who is accused of a murder he says he didn’t commit."
Casting was not announced.
The musical, with book, music and lyrics by Golan, will follow the release (date TBA) of a concept album on Interscope Records and the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere on April 27 of an animated film based on the album and directed by Golan and John Hwang. Golan performed songs from the album at SXWS last month.
Travis Wall, a two-time Emmy winner for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, will choreograph. The stage musical will reunite director Kail with Hamilton orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, both Tony Award winners.
18 at the nonprofit MCC Theater's new Robert W. The limited engagement closes Oct. 27. The musical, to be directed by Hamilton director Thomas Kail, will begin previews Sept. Wilson MCC Theater Space in Manhattan's Hells Kitchen neighborhood.
Multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan, who has penned hits for a lengthy, cross-genre roster of artists including Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Lady Antebellum, and Keith Urban, will tackle new turf in September with the Off Broadway world premiere of his stage musical The Wrong Man.
Johnson; the world premiere of Nollywood Dreams by Jocelyn Bioh; and the world premiere of Lucy Thurber's Perry Street, to be directed by Thomas Sadoski.” /> The Wrong Man will kick off MCC's 2019-20 season, which also will include the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seared; the world premiere of All The Natalie Portmans by C.A.

Thomas Kail Options ‘We Were The Lucky Ones’ Novel For Television

The novel, published in 2017 by Penguin Random House, is inspired by Hunter’s grandfather. The powerful and suspenseful saga is described as a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. It is the extraordinary true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite.
Kail is attached to direct and is currently out to writers. Thomas Kail’s Old 320 Sycamore has optioned Georgia Hunter's New York Times bestselling novel We Were the Lucky Ones to adapt for television.
I love his work, and I’m especially impressed by his ability to connect audiences to characters in the most human and genuine way possible. For him to put his signature touch on my family’s story is an honor and a thrill,” Hunter said. “As both a friend and a fan, I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Tommy!
We Were the Lucky Ones is Hunter's first novel. Her personal essays on writing, ancestry and travel have been published in outlets from LitHub to The New York Times (Why We Travel).
Kail is repped by WME.” /> Hunter is repped by CAA and The Book Group.
I remember, years ago, when she first mentioned her desire to illuminate this remarkable piece of her family history. “Georgia and I have been friends for almost twenty years. I am overjoyed to be partnering with her to create a television version of this story that honors this incredible book,” Old 320 Sycamore's Kail said.
Kail won an Emmy for his direction of Fox’s Grease: Live and a Tony for his direction of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. Next up, Kail is set to direct the pilot of Fosse/Verdon, a limited series starring Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell for FX, which he will also executive produce.