Water for Elephants to Be Adapted into Musical
Producers announced on Monday that they had acquired the rights to Sara Gruen’s 2006 novel to develop it into a stage musical with Broadway goals.
Gruen’s book is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford.
I am beyond thrilled to be involved in a creative process that is entirely new to me, especially with such wonderfully talented people at the helm to reimagine my work for the stage. When I wrote the book, I hoped people would think about the way we treat those who are dependent on us—animals, the elderly, the debilitated, as well as the power of love in all its forms, and it’s going to be amazing to see this message delivered in such an exciting medium. – Sara Gruen (author)