‘The Queen’s Gambit’ to be Adapted as a Stage Musical

The most watched limited series of Netflix is all set to make it way into the real life theatres. Here’s all you need to know about it.

The Queen’s Gambit– Plot and Acknowledgement

The Queen’s Gambit is a historical drama, mostly covering the Cold War era that is, from 1950s to 1960s.

Anya Taylor-Joy is the main protagonist of this miniseries. She is portraying the life of Beth Harmon, who is an orphan. But with her wit, intelligence and skills in chess she manages to make a name for herself despite living in terrible conditions, full of drugs and alcohol.

The 7-episode miniseries is based on a novel of the same name. The miniseries is written and directed by Scott Frank.

Released on 23 October, 2020 the miniseries has earned massive amount of respect, success, and accolades. To name some, The Queen’s Gambit has won– two Golden Globe Awards (Best Limited Series or Television Film and Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film), Anya has also won Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a movie/miniseries.

'The Queen's Gambit' to be adapted as a stage musical

Adaptation as a Stage Musical

According to the latest news coming in, Level Forward has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the novel written in 1983 by Walter Tevis ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ of which the Anya Taylor-Joy starrer Netflix series is an adaptation of.

“It is a privilege for Level Forward to lead the charge of bringing The Queen’s Gambit to the stage through the beloved and enduring craft of musical theatre. The story is a siren call amidst our contemporary struggles for gender and racial equity, and we’re looking forward to moving the project forward (sic),” said Level Forward CEO Adrienne Becker and producer Julia Dunetz, as reported by Variety.

The plot of this Broadway Musical will remain the same as it was in the miniseries. Also, there is no news from the maker as to who will make it to cast of this stage musical. Season 2 of The Queen’s Gambit is also nowhere around the corner.

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So, that’s all for today. Stay tuned with Stanford Arts Review for latest updates.

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