Photo: Dungaree Productions, LLC.
Flashback to 2005 before Blake Lively was making waves as Serena Van Der Woodsen in Gossip Girl, before Alexis Bledel was killing it in Handmaids Tale, and even before American Ferrera made Ugly Betty a thing. Remember when these ladies, along with Amber Tamblyn, were just four gals traveling the world, sharing a single pair of jeans?
Hey, no judgment here, because a good pair of jeans is hard to find. It’s time to dust off those traveling pants because they’ll be taking a trip to the theater in the future.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants film franchise is being adapted into a stage musical by Blue Spruce Productions, following in the footsteps of other movie-to-musical cult favorites, Legally Blonde and Mean Girls.
The Traveling Pants series, starring Lively, Ferrera, Bledel, and Tamblyn, is about a tight-knit group of friends going their separate ways for the summer. To keep in touch, the women share one pair of magical secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.
Blue Spruce, led by Scott Delman, will serve as the lead producer after acquiring the live theatrical rights from Alcon Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment, the companies that worked on the 2005 film and its 2008 sequel. The movies were based on the novels by Ann Brashares, and grossed a combined $83 million worldwide. I vote they get the original cast back together.