NEW YORK (AP) — With all eyes on Brazil and the World Cup, Broadway is getting into the act with plans to adapt the Oscar-winning film "Black Orpheus" for the stage.
Producers said Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage will write the story and Tony Award-winner George C. Wolfe will direct. The play will have its world premiere on Broadway but no timetable was set.
"Black Orpheus" is the 1959 film by Marcel Camus, recreating the Orpheus and Eurydice myth in the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. It won the Palme d'Or at Cannes that year and also a Golden Globe and an Oscar for best foreign-language film a year later. The soundtrack popularized the nascent genre of bossa nova.