Jerry Lewis Plans to Direct 'Nutty Professor' Musical

June 07, 2006 08:32:34 GMT

Jerry Lewis, who played "The Nutty Professor" in 1963, has a wacky new scheme: staging the film as a Broadway musical.


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Jerry Lewis, the actor who played "The Nutty Professor" in 1963, is planning to direct the Broadway musical of the flick, the first show of which is planned for January at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.

Will be produced by The Michael Andrew Company, the show has been scheduled to have on Broadway by October 2008. Andrew, a comedian who fronts The Atomic Big Band, is set to play the lead, the bucktoothed Julius Kelp, who invents a potion that transforms him into the suave Buddy Love.

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