Ryan Murphy plans to make an adaptation of the famous Broadway musical The dance under his enormous agreement on Netflix, Deadline has confirmed.
Murphy made the announcement tonight at the Longacre Theater in New York before a charity performance by The dance which benefited from the Hetrick-Martin Institute, GLAAD and the Trevor Project. No word if Murphy will direct or produce, however, he has a canon of inclusive projects including the two-time winner of the HBO film with Emmy The normal heart, FX laying series and the six-time series winner of a Fox Emmy Joy.
From director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw, The dance is based freely on a real accident. The musical follows a troupe of hilarious and age-obsessed theatrical actors who swarm into a small, conservative Indian town in support of a high school girl who wants to bring her girlfriend to the dance. The concept is by Jack Viertel with a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Beguelin. The producers of the show are Bill Damaschke, Dori Berinstein and Jack Lane.
Other Murphy projects in the Netflix works include the series The politician played by Ben Platt (streaming September 27), One flew over the cuckoo's nestinspired Ratched series starring Sarah Paulson, e Hollywood. Murphy's Broadway credits include a production by Mart Crowley The boys in the band .