Nashville Being Adapted as a Broadway Musical


The Lionsgate and ABC Studios series Nashville is headed to Broadway, with Scott Delman helping to turn the hit show into a live musical.

Delman, the president of Blue Spruce Productions, will serve as lead producer. He acquired the live theatrical rights from Lionsgate and ABC Studios, which co-produced and distributed the TV show. Nashville represents Lionsgate’s first-ever Broadway production, kicking off a series of live stage events based on the studio’s film and TV properties.

Nashville, with its complex, relatable characters and sweeping emotional gestures, has all of the narrative elements that I look for in great theatrical source material,” said Delman, a ten-time Tony Award-winning producer. “From that rich DNA, we will be building an original story with entirely original music, written by major Nashville and Broadway songwriters. We are particularly excited to deliver Broadway’s first score of true contemporary country music—a genre that has exploded with mainstream audiences in recent years. Lionsgate has a treasure-trove of sterling IP, and I’m honored to be a part of this new phase of their live entertainment division.”

Nashville represents a unique opportunity to collaborate with Tony Award-winning producer Scott Delman to bring one of our most beloved properties to the stage in our first-ever Broadway production,” said Jenefer Brown, Lionsgate’s senior VP of global live and location-based entertainment. “It kicks off an exciting slate of iconic Lionsgate properties that we will be bringing to a variety of platforms, transforming them into events that will expand the viewing experience for their fans and take our already successful live entertainment business to the next level.”