Lin-Manuel Miranda, the songwriter for Moana and Encanto, recently said in an interview with E! News that Encanto would “lend itself well” to a Broadway adaptation.
Lin-Manual Miranda wrote eight original songs for the 60th Walt Disney Animation Studios animated feature film. One of the songs, “Dos Oruguitas” was just nominated for an Oscar, and another song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is topping the Billboard charts. The movie Encanto was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.
Miranda is no stranger to the Broadway stage having written two Tony award winning plays, Hamilton: An American Musical and In the Heights. He also wrote some of the music for the Broadway adaptation of Bring It On.
He told E! News, “I will tell you that my first draft of the last song ‘All of You,’ was like seven minutes long. It was so late in production that they were like, ‘Lin, we won’t make the movie in time, you actually have to cut this down.’ So I’ve got the Broadway finale in the chamber for a deeper version of that last song.” He added that he “ would love” to explore more stories with the Madrigal family.
He added, “There are so many stories in that house that it would be wonderful to expand on it, whether it’s a stage version, whether it’s a series, whether it’s another movie. There’s lots of stories in there.”
Disney has not said anything about a Broadway adaptation of Encanto. However, their adaptations for Broadway have been very successful. These include Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Frozen, Newsies, and The Little Mermaid.
Encanto is the story of the magical Madrigal family of Columbia. Each family member is granted a gift that assists the family and the village they live in. But when Mirabel, the only member with no magical gifts, discovers that the magic is in danger; she must race against time to save the family’s magic.
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