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NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION is Becoming a Broadway Musical

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION is Becoming a Broadway Musical

Back in 1983, Clark Griswold took his family on an infamous trip in National Lampoon’s Vacation. The sequels have taken the Griswolds all over the world, and even given Clark’s son, Rusty, his own family and misadventures in the Vacation relaunch film from 2015. Now, the Griswolds may finally be ready to take on the Big Apple in a new Broadway musical.

Via Deadline, Broadway producers Ken Davenport and Kurt Deutsch have secured the rights to bring the Vacation film franchise back to life as a new musical production. The title will be Broadway Vacation, and it seems like a fitting name. According to Deutsch, the musical will be an original story that chronicles the Griswolds’ first trip to New York.

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In the announcement, Davenport and Deutsch didn’t specify whether Broadway Vacation would be a period piece with Clark and his family, or if it will be a contemporary tale with Rusty and his wife and kids. Alternately, Broadway Vacation could take a timeless approach with either Griswold brood, or even feature three generations of the family. There are a lot of possibilities!

While the film franchise was anchored by Chevy Chase’s Clark and Bevery D’Angelo’s Ellen Griswold (not to mention Randy Quaid’s Cousin Eddie), their kids were recast in every subsequent movie. We’d love to see that become a recurring gag on the Broadway show, especially on the nights when the understudies get to fill in as the children.

What do you want to see from Broadway Vacation? Sing us a traveling song in the comment section below!

Images: Warner Bros.

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