The Queen’s Gambit Musical In The Works –

The Queen’s Gambit Getting Musical Adaptation

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT – The story of Beth Harmon, the orphaned chess prodigy, is about to get its own musical adaptation.

Recently, production company “Level Forward” bought the theatrical rights to Walter Tevis’ novel “The Queen’s Gambit”. This is the same novel in which the popular Netflix series staring Anya Taylor-Joy was based on.

Last year, Netflix’ adaptation of the novel became one of their biggest hits. Furthermore, it caused an unprecedented surge in new chess players.

The Queen's Gambit Musical In The Works –

The story of Beth Harmon revolves around how she overcame grief, addiction, and the prejudices of a male-centered world. After its successful run, the show also nabbed the Golden Globe award for Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture for Television. Additionally, Anya Taylor-Joy also won best actress for her performance.

Meanwhile, Level Forward CEO Adrienne Becker, along with producer Julia Dunetz said:

It is a privilege for Level Forward to lead the charge of bringing ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ to the stage through the beloved and enduring craft of musical theater”

Currently, Level Forward has yet to disclose any key creative talent involved with the planned musical.

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