The show is about a man who falls in love and it is described as "about moving past ourselves - and those little voices in our head - to find happiness." Lopez and Anderson-Lopez have written the songs, lyrics and story. A few readings have been held, and now a deadline has been made.
"As you can imagine with the Lopezes, it is witty, it is wicked smart, it is irreverent, and it's youthful in its energy. It will appeal to a broad audience but it certainly will be something that even Millennials will relate to," said producer Scott Sanders, who has produced the Tony nominated "After Midnight" this season and recently produced "The Pee-wee Herman Show," which was directed by Timbers.
Timbers, who directed "Rocky" on Broadway, also helmed the boundary-pushing "Peter and the Starcatcher" and "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." Sanders said he is perfect to direct the new musical.
"Some of the characters are written in one of the protagonist's imagination and it's going to allow for some creative staging - so, of course, nobody's better at that than Alex Timbers," he said.
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Lopez helped write "The Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q," while his wife is behind Disney World's "Finding Nemo" show and co-wrote with him the 2011 Disney film "Winnie the Pooh." Together they wrote the songs for "Frozen," including the monster hit "Let It Go."