True love conquers all, even rodents of unusual size! The Princess Bride is reportedly being adapted as a musical for the stage. BroadwayWorld wirtes that a composer and writers have been confirmed to join the creative team.

What’s happening:

  • BroadwayWorld has reported that The Princess Bride is getting the musical theatre treatment.
  • A Disney Theatrical spokesperson has confirmed at least three members have joined the creative team.
    • David Yazbek (Tootsie, The Band's Visit) will write the score
    • Bob Martin (The Prom) and Rick Elice (The Cher Show) will co-write the book for the new musical.
  • At this time no other details or timeline have been announced.

About The Princess Bride:

  • The Princess Bride is a beloved fantasy fairy tale adventure based on the novel by William Goldman.
  • The film features a grandfather reading the story to his grandson. The audience is pulled into the adventure where the story’s characters are brought to life.
  • The film stars:
    • Peter Falk
    • Fred Savage
    • Cary Elwes 
    • Robin Wright 
    • André the Giant
    • Mandy Patinkin 
    • Billy Crystal.

About the creative team:

David Yazbek, Bob Martin & Rick Elice Join Writing Team for Disney's THE PRINCESS BRIDE Musical

David Yazbek, Bob Martin & Rick Elice Join Writing Team for Disney's THE PRINCESS BRIDE Musical

  • David Yazbek is a Broadway composer/lyricists. His credits include:
    • The Full Monty
    • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    • The Band's Visit
    • Boardwalk Empire (final season score)
    • "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” (original theme song)
  • Bob Martin has been acting and writing for over three decades. His television credits include:
    • Slings & Arrows I, II & III
    • Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    • Michael: Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin I & II
    • Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas
    • Recent theatre projects include:
    • Encores! Hey, Look Me Over
    • The Sting
    • Half Time
    • The Prom
    • Elf
    • The Drowsy Chaperone
    • Second City Toronto 
  • Rick Elice's Broadway credits include:
    • The Cher Show
    • Jersey Boys
    • The Addams Family
    • Peter and the Starcatcher 
  • He’s also written a book, Finding Roger, An Improbably Theatrical Love Story.