Coraline, The Movie and Soon, The Musical

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The New York Times “Theater” section reports Another ‘Coraline’ Waits in the Wings. Neal Gaiman’s novel will soon be a musical (the movie based on the book opened this weekend and was #3 at the box office).

The Times comments dryly that the casting is “unconventional”; 55-year-old Jayne Houdyshell will play the 9-year-old Coraline. Music and lyrics are by Stephin Merritt (lead singer and songwriter of the group Magnetic Fields); Leigh Silverman will direct. Previews begin May 7.

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