Yes, you are reading that headline correctly. A board game is being made into a Broadway musical.
Hasbro has taken many of its properties and made them into movies, TV shows, computer games, etc., but according to Variety, Monopoly is going straight to Broadway.
There had been talk for years about a Monopoly movie which, according to reports at the time, was going to be about “a boy from the game’s modest Baltic Avenue on a quest to make a fortune.” Hell, there are even plans for a Hasbro cinematic universe, because, well, everything has to have a cinematic universe now.
But planning for the musical is underway, and they seem to be interested in miming the success of a recent hit movie:
No creative players have yet been locked in for “Monopoly the Musical,” and decisions regarding plot, setting and music style are still in flux. “I can tell you this: It’s not going to be a musical about people sitting around playing Monopoly,” said Matthew Rego of the Araca Group. “What turns us on is creating something that explores the world of Monopoly, kind of like the Lego movies have done with Legos.”
Only time will tell if, in this case, everything will be awesome.
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