You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Betty Boop’ gets creative makeover

Broadway bound musical taps veteran trio

The long-gestating “Betty Boop” tuner has a new creative team, with pop composer-producer David Foster penning the tunes and Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams writing the book.

Producers aim to land the show on the Rialto during the 2010-11 season.

Foster — who has worked with acts including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble and Josh Groban — has picked up 15 Grammys, including three for producer of the year. “Boop” will be his Rialto debut.

Robinson has written for both TV (HBO’s “Iron Jawed Angels”) and film (“Medicine Man”).

Foster is the third composer to be attached to “Boop,” which was announced in 2003 with tunesmith Jason Robert Brown and book writer David Lindsay-Abaire. About a year later, Andrew Lippa replaced Brown.

Based on the Max Fleischer cartoon star, “Boop” centers on Betty and pals Bimbo and Koko as they try to reunite her inventor grandfather with his paramour. Curvy character was created in the 1930s and has since become an omnipresent merchandising icon.

Ostar Prods. (“Thurgood,” “All My Sons”) produces the tuner. Robyn Goodman and Andrew Farber are no longer attached.

No plans for an out-of-town tryout for “Boop” have yet been announced. On Broadway, tuner will shimmy into a Nederlander theater to be determined.

More Legit

  • School Girls, or the African Mean

    Off Broadway Review: 'School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play'

    The long-gestating “Betty Boop” tuner has a new creative team, with pop composer-producer David Foster penning the tunes and Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams writing the book. Producers aim to land the show on the Rialto during the 2010-11 season. Foster — who has worked with acts including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble and […]

  • Escape to Margaritaville review

    Pre-Broadway Review: Jimmy Buffett Musical 'Escape to Margaritaville'

    The long-gestating “Betty Boop” tuner has a new creative team, with pop composer-producer David Foster penning the tunes and Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams writing the book. Producers aim to land the show on the Rialto during the 2010-11 season. Foster — who has worked with acts including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble and […]

  • Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault

    Old Vic Theater Logs 20 Complaints About Kevin Spacey, Pledges to Improve Accountability

    The long-gestating “Betty Boop” tuner has a new creative team, with pop composer-producer David Foster penning the tunes and Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams writing the book. Producers aim to land the show on the Rialto during the 2010-11 season. Foster — who has worked with acts including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble and […]

  • The Drama League Expands DirectorFest to

    The Drama League Expands DirectorFest

    The long-gestating “Betty Boop” tuner has a new creative team, with pop composer-producer David Foster penning the tunes and Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams writing the book. Producers aim to land the show on the Rialto during the 2010-11 season. Foster — who has worked with acts including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble and […]

  • The Play That Goes Wrong

    'Come From Away,' 'Falsettos,' 'The Play That Goes Wrong' Join Ahmanson's Upcoming Season

    The long-gestating “Betty Boop” tuner has a new creative team, with pop composer-producer David Foster penning the tunes and Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams writing the book. Producers aim to land the show on the Rialto during the 2010-11 season. Foster — who has worked with acts including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble and […]

  • Broadway sales Hello Dolly Anastasia Come

    'Come From Away,' Hit Broadway Musical, Being Made Into Feature Film

    The long-gestating “Betty Boop” tuner has a new creative team, with pop composer-producer David Foster penning the tunes and Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams writing the book. Producers aim to land the show on the Rialto during the 2010-11 season. Foster — who has worked with acts including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble and […]

  • Stagecraft podcast Ayad Akhtar

    Stagecraft Podcast: Ayad Akhtar Talks 'Junk,' Pulitzers and Faith (Listen)

    The long-gestating “Betty Boop” tuner has a new creative team, with pop composer-producer David Foster penning the tunes and Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams writing the book. Producers aim to land the show on the Rialto during the 2010-11 season. Foster — who has worked with acts including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content