Mitski has been confirmed to write the music and lyrics for an upcoming stage adaptation of The Queen’s Gambit.
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The stage adaptation – first announced in 2021 – was announced to be moving forward today by producers Level Forward on social media, in which it confirmed Mitski’s role in the musical.
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Playwright Eboni Booth (Primary Trust) writing the play while Obie Award-winner Whitney White (Jaja’s African Hair Braiding) is set to direct the stage adaptation. The stage musical adaptation has yet to receive a debut date but is currently in production.
Mitski said of her involvement in the stage adaptation, per The Hollywood Reporter: “Before Level Forward even brought the idea of making a musical of The Queen’s Gambit, I was a fan of the Netflix show, and an even greater fan of the original novel. So I was already determined to be a member of this team.”
She continued: “And then I met Eboni and Whitney, and my determination grew tenfold! I absolutely had to be a part of this! I am ecstatic to…