Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses the possibility of Encanto, Disney’s latest animated hit, getting a Broadway musical or TV adaptation.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Discussed The Possibility Of Disney’s Latest Animation Hit encanto go to Broadway. encanto tells the Colombian musical story of a young girl, Mirabel Madrigal, who must face life as the only member of her family without magical powers. The film has grown rapidly in popularity since its release in November 2021, garnering a lot of attention for its viral original songs, such as “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” encanto‘s music is written by Miranda and Germaine Franco, while Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo, Diane Guerrero, Jessica Darrow and many more can be heard in the film’s voice.
A huge amount encantos popularity comes from its success on TikTok. Since its release, many of encantoHis songs, such as “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” “Surface Pressure,” and “The Family Madrigal,” have been featured in countless different viral clips. This has led to the popularity of the encanto soundtrack that almost transcends the film itself and becomes its own phenomenon. Given this overwhelmingly positive reception for his music, it’s no wonder encanto was nominated for both Best Original Score and Best Original Song at the 2022 Oscars.
Recently Miranda was asked in an interview with E-news if he thinks encanto makes the transition to the stage via Broadway. The composer admitted that the idea already occurred to him and stated that he thinks: †[Encanto] lends itself strangely well” to the podium. Miranda went on to explain that not all animated musicals are necessarily suitable for a stage musical adaptation, citing: moana (for which he also wrote much of the music) as an example. However, Miranda also revealed that he already has plans for a finale number for a stage version of encanto† See his full quote below:
“I think oddly enough it lends itself well. They don’t always do that, you know? I can’t… moana Broadway musical. I don’t know how you would do the ocean. My first draft of the last song in the movie, “All of You,” was about seven minutes long. It was so late in production that they were like, ‘Lin, we’re not going to make the movie on time. You should actually phase this out.’ So I’ve got the Broadway finale like in the room.”
Plans for a possible Broadway adaptation isn’t the only thing Miranda thinks about encantothe future however. The director and musician admitted that he also liked the idea of a encanto TV series, or maybe a Encanto 2 movie sequel. Miranda went on to say that “There are so many stories to tell in that house,” referring to the Madrigal’s “Casita”, saying it would be… “great to expand on that.” However, he didn’t go so far as to give away details about what one of these future encanto projects might look like if they went ahead.
While no official plans have been made for a encanto Broadway show so far, it is not hard to imagine the Disney movie translated on stage. The large cast of wacky characters, Columbia’s stunning setting, plus the viral soundtrack, all lend themselves well to a live musical adaptation. Before then, of course, the film has the Oscars of 2022 on the horizon, for which encanto has been nominated for three awards, including Best Animated Film. A few Oscar wins certainly wouldn’t hurt encanto‘s chances of a Broadway adaptation, so some love prizes can go a long way toward making this a reality.
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Source: E News
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