Nashville Broadway Musical
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'Nashville' Television Series to be Made Into Broadway Musical

Nashville may have aired its season finale on CMT last year, but it still ain't over for Deacon Claybourne and the rest of the crew. The series, which debuted on ABC in 2012, is being adapted into a Broadway musical.

Tony award-winner Scott Delman, who produced The Book of Mormon, Hello Dolly! and more, will act as lead producer on the musical.

"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," Delman said in a statement. "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."

During the television series' original run, the cast embarked on several live tours across the U.S. and abroad. There's no word yet on whether the series' original cast will reprise their roles on Broadway.

Nashville, which ran for six seasons on ABC, CMT and Hulu, followed country music star Rayna James (Connie Britton), her family and her love interest and fellow musician Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten).

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