HIIIIIIIIIII YEEEEEEEAAAAAAH!!! It hast just been announced that the Broadway bound musical adaptation of the acclaimed martial arts film The Karate Kid is set to debut next Summer 2022!! It hast just been announced that the show will have its world premiere out-of-town tryout in St. Louis, MI playing the STAGES ST. LOUIS‘ Ross Family Theatre at Kirkwood Performing Arts Center from May 25th-June 26th, 2022.
In case anyone may not know or have forgotten, THE KARATE KID is based on the 1984 Columbia film of the same name. Set in Newark, New Jersey, the story follows a young teenager who is taught how to defend himself against the school bullies by an eccentric, but kind and humble Okinawan karate instructor. The original film was a huge smash, it become an acclaimed franchise with several sequels, a remake, and a TV series.
This new musical will feature….
a book by the film’s screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen,
an original score by Drew Gasparini,
a set design by Tony and Emmy winner Derek McLane.
directed by Amon Miyamoto,
choreographed by MTV Video Music Awards nominees Keone & Mari.
Get ready to show off those high kicks, punches, and WHACKS Broadway!!!
Who is excited?!!!