The tuner version of “High Fidelity” has targeted a fall opening on Broadway.
Show, based on the Nick Hornby novel that was adapted into a 2000 pic starring John Cusack, will have an out-of-town tryout in Boston, Sept. 26-Oct. 22, as part of Live Nation’s Broadway Across America series. Soon after, the production will head to Gotham, aiming for an early December opening at a theater to be announced.
Walter Bobbie (“Chicago”) will helm the tuner by composer Tom Kitt, lyricist Amanda Green (daughter of lyricist-book writer Adolph Green) and book writer David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole”).
Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum and Jeffrey Seller — the trio behind the Broadway transfer of “Avenue Q” — will produce.
Plot follows a record store owner with an encyclopedic knowledge of pop but not much insight about romance. The tuner will be set in Brooklyn; the novel’s London setting was switched to Chicago for the movie.
Christopher Gattelli (“Altar Boyz,” “Silence! The Musical”) will choreograph. Design team includes Anna Louizos (set), Theresa Squire (costumes) and Ken Billington (lights).
Other shows in Boston’s Broadway Across America series are tours of “All Shook Up” (Sept. 26-Oct. 8), “Altar Boyz” (Oct. 31-Nov. 5), “Twelve Angry Men” (Nov. 7-19), “Stomp” (Dec. 5-17), “Doubt” (Feb. 8-18), “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (March 6-18), “Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life” (May 1-13) and “The Light in the Piazza” (May 29-June 9). Series was previously known as Broadway in Boston.