Could we see a Mystic Pizza musical on Broadway?
2-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge is reportedly penning an original score for a musical stage adaptation of the 1988 Julia Roberts-led MGM film "Mystic Pizza." The tuner is said to be in development with Gordon Greenberg and Sas Goldberg writing the book and Mr. Greenberg also serving as director. The movie, which also starred Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor and Matt Damon, followed the lives of three young waitresses at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut, where they struggle to defy the restrictions of class segragation and refuse to be defined by the men who pursue them. This would mark Etheridge's debut as a Broadway composer, however, she did previously make her Broadway debut, starring as St. Jimmy in Green Day's American Idiot in February 2011. Casting and a production timeline for the musical is yet to be announced.