Plans for the new musical based on the 1988 film have been announced.
It has been announced that Mystic Pizza the Musical will be set to premiere at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine this Summer.
Based on the 1988 film written by Amy Holden Jones, the musical will feature a book by Sandy Rustin, and arrangements and orchestrations by Carmel Dean. The story follows three women working as waitresses at a local pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut as they try to redefine themselves beyond their families and the men that are interested in them.
The musical, set to be directed by Casey Hushion, will feature a score that includes songs by Melissa Etheridge as well as the Bangles, Wilson Phillips, REO Speedwagon, Belinda Carlisle, Rick Astley, John Cougar Mellencamp, Debbie Gibson, Robert Palmer, Berlin, Van Morrison, the Supremes, Phil Collins, Kim Wilde, Mike and the Mechanics, Fine Young Cannibals, Tiffany, Bryan Adams, and Starship.
Production dates, the rest of the creative team and casting have yet to be announced.