“Trevor: The Musical” (Screenshot from Chicago Theater Beat/YouTube)
Trevor, the 1994 Academy Award-winning film directed by Peggy Rajski, will have a new life this spring as an Off-Broadway musical. The production, directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Joshua Prince (who both collaborated on the Tony Award-winning Beautiful: The Carol King Musical), will feature a book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, based on a story by James Lecesne
Trevor: The Musical will play at Stage 42, which struggled for years to find a successful theatrical tenant up until the recent, critically-acclaimed Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof.
“Trevor the film struck a chord with its powerful narrative and urgent message of optimism,” told producers Roy Furman and John Ambrosino, Josie Bray and Mark Woods of A.B. & W. Productions to Deadline. “From the exuberant audience response at the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois, where the musical debuted, we knew we should bring the show to New York.”
The film also inspired The Trevor Project, a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.