Broadway is rewarding the friendship ruining, family destroying board game classic, Monopoly, with its very own musical. Seriously. What’s more is this will not be the only board-game themed musical to hit the Great White Way. Nope, as Variety reports, this musical is the first in the series thanks to a partnership between Hasbro and Broadway producers, the Araca Group.
This isn’t the first time that Hasbro has brought some of its toys and games into the world of live-action entertainment. The company has already brought properties like My Little Pony and Transformers to television and film, and if the crazy success behind shows like Wicked and the more recent Hamilton are any indicator, there is big money to be made by merchandising popular Broadway shows.
So what can we expect from a Monopoly musical? Well, we don’t entirely know yet. The plot, setting, music, characters… really just about everything about the show is in development. One thing you can count on is that the show won’t be about a group of people playing Monopoly–which is could actually make a pretty fun musical since most game devolve into hardcore family drama. While the plot is still being developed, it’s safe to assume the musical will instead be set within the world of the game. We’ll have to see if they include giant brass shoes, irons, and top hats.
What do you think of Monopoly becoming a Broadway musical? What other games would you like to see become a musical? Let’s talk about it in the comments!
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