“The Book of Mormon” Tony winner Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph the show based on the 1978 John Belushi college comedy
Break out your best toga: "Animal House" is aiming to hit the stage.
Universal Pictures Stage Productions has announced it is developing a musical version of the 1978 John Belushi college comedy, "National Lampoon's Animal House," with an original score by the Canadian band Barenaked Ladies.
Casey Nicholaw, the Tony Award-winning director of "The Book of Mormon," will stage and choreograph the musical, while Michael Mitnick will write the book.
No cast or dates for the musical have been set.
The movie, which revolved around the antics of Delta House fraternity members, featured the big-screen debut of then-"Saturday Night Live" star Belushi and Kevin Bacon and also starred Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst, Bruce McGill and Mark Metcalf.
Warning to the upcoming musical's audiences: you may need to borrow some of those Blue Man Group ponchos if the show includes Bluto's famous zit impersonation: