There's a Night at the Museum Musical in the Works
The museum is coming to life again—this time on the stage.
Fans of the Night at the Museum movie trilogy will be happy to know that the nighttime museum adventures are soon heading to the stage. In a Q&A with Young Artists of America, Alan Menken, acclaimed composer of stage and screen, shared that he’s currently working on a Night at the Museum musical.
When asked, “What are you working on right now?” Menken responded, “I’m working on a new Broadway show, Night at the Museum, which is almost ready for a reading now.” In the video, Menken also revealed that he’s working on music for a sequel to the film Enchanted alongside Stephen Schwartz, who is working on the lyrics. The team wrote the music for the original 2007 Enchanted film. One of the busiest composers in the business, Menken shares that he’s also working on a Disney+ series, a Hercules stage show, and the live-action Little Mermaid movie. You can see the video below.
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The Night at the Museum movies star Ben Stiller as a museum night watchman who finds that the museum comes to life when the sun goes down. If you want to plan a family movie night, you can find Night at the Museum available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. The rest of the trilogy, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, are available there too, complete with great casts, funny stories, and plenty of adventures the whole family will enjoy watching.
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What musicals—Broadway or otherwise—are you listening to these days? What popular movies would you like to see turned into Broadway musicals? Do you have a favorite Alan Menken musical?