Jennifer Lopez to Adapt Rogers & Hammerstein Catalog in New Projects
Where are all my Broadway fans? Former American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez is teaming up with Skydance and Concord on some new projects based on the musicals of Rogers & Hammerstein. Behind some of Broadway’s biggest classics like Oklahoma! and The Sound of Music, the duo’s works will be showcased in a whole new light.
Lopez, along with partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, are working side by side with Nuyorican productions. This will expand the previous pact with Concord that covers development of a TV series. A modern day adaptation of Oklahoma! is already in the works. Per Lopez’s contract, she will have the option to star in at least one of the upcoming projects.
“Musicals were a part of the tapestry of my childhood,” Lopez said in a release. “We’re so excited to begin our association with Skydance and Concord in reinterpreting some of the most classic musicals and bringing them to life in new ways for a new generation.”
Which Musical Will Lopez Star In?
The Concord company manages and acquires music publishing, and performance rights. In addition to Rogers & Hammerstein, the independent company has their grasp in a number of Broadway Musicals. They Include The Wizard of Oz, A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly, Bye Bye Birdie, Dreamgirls, Hair, and Gypsy. Concord has also been able to obtain a catalogue from legendary Broadway producer Andrew Lloyd- Webber and modern success, Lin Manuel- Miranda.
“It is an honor to join forces with Jennifer Lopez and Nuyorican, while broadening our partnership with Skydance,” said Sophia Dilley, Concord’s senior VP of Film and TV Development and Production at Concord. “We are excited to collaborate with this impressive team as we continue to champion creative opportunities for the authors and works we represent, together with the copyrights we own.”
As we know, Jenny from the Block is always on the move. The global superstar recently released a new single “Cambia el Paso.” The track is rumored to be about ex-fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, from whom she recently split.
The upcoming projects are a new and exciting addition to what she brings to the table and we can’t wait to see which of Rogers & Hammerstein’s works she appears in.