Scorsese’s ‘The King of Comedy’ getting Broadway adaptation

Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” composer and lyricist Stephen Trask and “Rock Of Ages” author Chris D’Arienzo have signed on for the Broadway musical adaption of veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s 1982 film “The King Of Comedy”.

Production house New Regency will back the musical, which draws on Scorsese’s black comedy of the same name. The company’s founder Arnon Milchan produced the film, which starred Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. It centers on an aspiring comedian who kidnaps a talk show host in the hopes of forcing his way onto television.

“The King of Comedy” is a cult classic, but it was a box office disaster in its day, earning only $2.5 million, a fraction of its $19 million cost.

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