TV’s ‘Nashville’ Set to Return as a Broadway Musical

TV drama Nashville is being revived as a live Broadway Musical, with a brand new story and new music from producer Scott Delman.

Written by Chris Parton
TV’s ‘Nashville’ Set to Return as a Broadway Musical
Nashville's Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten); Photo courtesy of CMT

Fans of the recently cancelled TV drama Nashville are in luck, the show is being revived as Broadway musical.

Running from 2012 to 2018 on both ABC and CMT, Nashville struck a chord with viewers by taking them inside the lives of fictional country stars like Rayna Jaymes, Deacon Claybourne, Juliette Barnes and Will Lexington. It paired a twisted web of love and lies with incredible original music, and now the musical soap opera is coming back.

Tony Award winner Scott Delman has acquired the live theatrical rights to Nashville, and he tells MusicRow that Nashville’s “complex, relatable characters and sweeping emotional gestures” are perfect for the stage. Delman says his team will build an entirely new storyline and pair it with new original music written by “major Nashville and Broadway songwriters,” and also says the timing is perfect since country’s mainstream popularity has “exploded” in recent years.

The franchise looks to be in good hands with Delman, who has already produced or co-produced 55 Broadway productions from American Idiot to The Book of Mormon. Nashville is expected to be the first in a string of music-related stage productions based on movies and TV shows which are in the works, and more details are coming soon.