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'Black Orpheus' heads to Broadway

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Oscar-winning Brazilian movie 'Black Orpheus' is heading to Broadway as a new musical.

Lynn Nottage will pen the script for the stage show, which will be directed by George C Wolfe.


The 1959 film was based on the Vinicius de Moraes play and helmed by Frenchman Marcel Camus.

'Black Orpheus' was a modern adaptation of the Greek myth of poet and prophet Orpheus, who tried to bring his wife Eurydice back to life with the sound of his music, reported Contactmusic.

'Black Orpheus' won the Best Foreign Language Film at the 1960 Academy Awards.

A premiere date for its Broadway debut is yet to be set.

First Published: Tue, July 08 2014. 17:40 IST
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