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(Posted: Aug. 5, 2004. Got a tip to share? Email us.)

"The Wall" Broadway-bound
Floyd's 1979 album/1982 film to be adapted to stage

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters will write the book and arrange the music for a new stage adaptation of Floyd's 1979 album "The Wall."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Waters has sold production rights to Miramax Films and Thomas Mottola, former head of Sony Music and founder of Mottola Co. Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, producer of Broadway's "The Producers," "Gypsy" and others, is also involved in the project.

"I am thrilled to be involved with bringing 'The Wall' to Broadway and to give new generations the opportunity to see this legendary show," Weinstein told The Hollywood Reporter. "I am also delighted to be working with music geniuses Tommy Mottola and Roger Waters."

A feature film of "The Wall," directed by Alan Parker ("The Commitments," "Evita," "Angela's Ashes"), was released in 1982.

In addition to Floyd's own performance of the piece during their 1980/81 tour, there have been previous adaptations: An autumn 2003 production in Wisconsin starred Gary Cherone, former vocalist for Extreme and Van Halen.

This new adaptation will be the first time "The Wall" has appeared on Broadway.

"Now I can write in some laughs, notable by their absence in the movie," said Waters.

(Posted: Aug. 5, 2004)


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