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Industry News Cult Film Favorite Can't Hardly Wait Is Stage Bound

The jukebox musical will feature a songlist of hits from the late '90s and early 2000s.

Cult favorite 1998 film Can't Hardly Wait is officially in development to become a stage musical, with a jukebox score comprising hits from the late '90s and early 2000s. Lively McCabe Entertainment and Primary Wave Music are developing the project, which doesn't yet have an official timeline for a world premiere.

Sinead Daly is adapting the screenplay by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (both of whom also directed the film), with Jesse Vargas handling arrangements and orchestrations. The project looks to capitalize on the Primary Wave and Sony Music Publishing catalogues, which we can expect to handle most of (if not all of) the songs ultimately included.

The coming-of-age story centers on a group of high school seniors at a house party on the eve of their graduation. The film starred a host of '90s teen idols, including Lauren Ambrose, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Seth Green, Selma Blair, Jenna Elfman, Melissa Joan Hart, Jerry O'Connell, Jason Segal, Sean Patrick Thomas, and more.

Michael Barra and Allison Bressi are shepherding the project for Lively McCabe, with Natalia Nataskin and Ramon Villa handling for Primary Wave.

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