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Is A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Broadway Adaptation In The Works?

The Disney+ Original movie “Hocus Pocus 2” premieres on Disney+ tomorrow, September 30, 2022.  The film reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy which brings back the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters for more comedic mayhem.

Ahead of the sequel’s premiere, David Kirschner, who created and produced 1993 original and exec produces the sequel, has teased the possibility of a broadway musical adaptation of the original Hocus Pocus film.

In an interview on today’s episode of the Broadway Podcast Network’s The Art of Kindness podcast, Kirschner said the following:

“This started before Covid, but now it seems to be back on.” “and that is that they are building a Broadway version of Hocus Pocus.”

Kirschner did not provide any other details but did say, “I think you’re going to be very pleased.”

It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.

“Hocus Pocus 2” also stars Sam Richardson (“The Tomorrow War”), Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”), Whitney Peak (“Gossip Girl”), Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories”), Lilia Buckingham (“Dirt”), Froyan Gutierrez (“Teen Wolf”),  and Tony Hale (“Veep”).

The film is directed by Anne Fletcher (“Dumplin,’” “The Proposal”) and produced by Lynn Harris (“King Richard,” “The Shallows”), with Ralph Winter (“Hocus Pocus,” “X-Men” franchise), David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”) and Adam Shankman (“Disenchanted,” “Hairspray”) serving as executive producers.

You can also check out the trailer for the movie below:

Source: Deadline

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