Nas Joins Creative Team Behind Broadway-Bound 'Beat Street' Musical

The Grammy Award-winning rapper is collaborating with the creators of the 1984 hip-hop film titled 'Beat Street' to bring a stage musical adaptation to Broadway.

AceShowbiz - Grammy-winning rapper Nas has announced that he has joined the creative team adapting the groundbreaking 1984 hip-hop film classic "Beat Street" into a Broadway musical. Additional creative team members will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tonight, at a 40th anniversary screening of "Beat Street" at the Tribeca Film Festival, Nas shared the news. He stated, " 'Beat Street' wasn't just a film - it spread the revolution of hip-hop culture throughout the country and the world. It left an indelible mark, inspiring generations of young artists and creating new hip-hop fans alike." He continued, "It's a thrill for me to join the creative team of 'Beat Street', bringing the raw energy of hip-hop into the fabric of Broadway. It's an honor to breathe new life into this iconic work and celebrate its enduring legacy."

Nas, widely regarded as one of the greatest rap artists of all time, will team up with the show's producers, Arthur Baker, Michael Holman and Richard Fearn, to bring "Beat Street" to Broadway. Holman and Baker were involved in the original film as an associate producer and co-producer/composer/music producer, respectively.

The musical will expand on the film's iconic soundtrack and create new material. ShowTown Theatricals will serve as the musical's General Managers, while Nathan Gehan and Jamison Scott of ShowTown Productions will be Executive Producers.

"Beat Street", set in the early 1980s, follows a group of young talents in the South Bronx as they pursue their dreams in the emerging hip-hop scene.

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