Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Despicable Me" Writers Create the Stage Musical "Bubble Boy"

Bubble Boy - the Musical.  Photo by Christina L. Wilson 
Most of you over-40 readers remember The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, the 1976 TV movie starring young John Travolta as a boy without an immune system who must literally live inside a plastic bubble.  

In 2001, the future writers of Despicable Me, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, rewrote the story as the Jake Gyllenhaal comedy Bubble Boy.  

Cut to 2013, and those same writers have adapted their film into a stage musical which just premiered in Rahway, New Jersey.  Yes, Rahway, home of the penitentiary from Scared Straight, another TV blast from the '70's - could a musical comedy version of that be next?  Hmm - that could work, actually.

Read more about the Bubble Boy musical in this New Jersey Star Ledger article:

Congratulations to Cinco and Ken!  I hope Bubble Boy is a bit hit.

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