Vulture.com is reporting that director, Amy Heckerling, is currently working on developing Clueless into a Broadway musical.
Here’s part of the interview:
You’re working on a Clueless musical. Would it be updated to modern times? Would you make room for an Alicia cameo?
That would be a blast to have her in it. But I’m not updating it — it’s fun to keep it in that time period. I’m working with Kristin Hanggi, who directed Rock of Ages. I want it to be a jukebox musical.
You’ve got to keep “Rollin’ With My Homies“!
Or something with hand movements, right? There’s a lot of songs that could work there, like “Fantastic Voyage,” with its “slide, slide, slippity slide.” A lot of things that could lead to you getting conked. We used “Kids in America” in Clueless, but it was one of the songs I was considering for Fast Times, before I knew if I could get the Go-Gos.
Just some friendly words of advice: Please, please, please do not make it a jukebox musical. Please. It has so much potential to be fantastic. It’s one of the most iconic high school movies ever — something hard to recreate. I’m glad that the original creators are on board with this, but it can not become the new Rock of Ages.
I wonder if they blended some original songs, with “Rollin’ With My Homies” and other iconic songs from the soundtrack (and time period), it might work… It would have to be an equitable blend, but the entire song catalogue can not be songs from 1995 or we are going to end up with songs like Jewel’s “Pieces of You” (completely tragic), 2Pac’s “Me Against the World” (a little too much), Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It” (actually this song should definitely be in this show) and All-For-One’s “I Can Love You Like That” (dear Lord, have mercy).
Will Clueless follow Legally Blonde’s lead and have MTV involved? Will it ever end up on Broadway? At this point, who knows… but whatever happens, they better do a hellavu job making one of my favorite movies into a Broadway show.