Are Austin Powers and Dr. Evil on their way to Broadway? Mike Myers is reportedly working on bringing his shagadelic movie alter egos to the stage in a musical that would feature swinging songs by Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello.
The project by the Canadian comedian would likely be a prequel to his popular movie franchise about a cryogenically frozen British superspy from the sixties, rather than an adaptation of one of the three Powers films.
Casey Nicholaw – co-director of current hit The Book of Mormon and, before that, director of Canadian musical The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway – is in talks to direct the musical in development by Myers and Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
As for whether Myers might reprise the roles he created on stage, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards according to the New York Post. “Mike would be heavily involved in writing the show, but he will not star in it, even though he has quite a good singing voice,” a unnamed “source close to Myers” told the Gotham tabloid.