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The Breakfast Club: Millennium Approaches, a John Hughes Musical Experience

Blend together Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill, Hamilton, and Pat Benatar — and you've got our newest and high-schooliest Dream Musical.

Broadway really likes turning movies into musicals. Some people love it. Some people hate it. We're in it for the dream-casting opportunities. So instead of waiting for the next Notebook, or Devil Wears Prada, or Almost Famous, or Mystic Pizza (seriously, there are a million of them), we picked one of our favorite titles and dreamed up not just a cast list, but a fully conceptualized, guaranteed blockbuster musical.

Broadway producers — feel free to thank us at the Tony Awards.


(© Universal Studios / Seth Walters)

Plot Summary
It's 7am on a Saturday and a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal settle into their high school library for eight hours of backbreaking detention. They enter as strangers, but can they leave as friends…or at least learn Brian's name? Only time and an egregiously underwritten 1000-word essay will tell. From the creators of Broadway's most melodic teen angst and '80s rock sensation Pat Benatar comes the The Breakfast Club: Millennium Approaches — the inaugural installment of a John Hughes musical cycle we're frankly surprised doesn't already exist. Watch these teens (played by one teen and several folks in their late 20s) confess their crimes, bare their souls, and dance like nobody's watching.

Creative Team
Music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) and Pat Benatar ("Love Is a Battlefield"), with additional musical contributions by Simple Minds
Book by Tony winner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen)
Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton)

Company
John Clay III: Andrew Clark
Andrew Barth Feldman: Brian Johnson
Anthony Ramos: John Bender
Ana Villafañe: Claire Standish
Barrett Wilbert Weed: Allison Reynolds
Andy Karl: Principal Richard Vernon
Emilio Estevez: Janitor Carl

Songs
Don't You (Forget About Me) – Company
The Error of Your Ways – Vernon
I'd Hate These People If I Knew Who They Were – Andrew, Brian, Bender, Claire
Queen of Clubs – Claire
Eat My Shorts – Bender
Tick Tock: A Boredom Pastiche (not the Ke$ha song…or maybe the Ke$ha song) – Company
My Parents Are Worse Than Your Parents – Bender and Company
The Ballad of Janitor Carl – Carl
They Think I'm Invisible But I Stole All Their Wallets – Allison
Tell Me Why You're Here – Company
Freedom Is Running Through a Hallway for No Reason – Bender and Company
Mess With the Bull (You'll Get the Horns) – Vernon
Freedom Is Crawling Through an Airshaft for No Reason – Bender
Weed Dream Ballet – Company (feat. Andrew dance solo)
I Always Carry This Much Sh*t in My Bag – Allison and Claire
Tell Me Why You're Here (Reprise) – Company
My Home Life Is Unsatisfying – Brian and Company
What Will Happen on Monday? – Company
A Four-Sentence Letter Says 1,000 Words – Claire
Brain, Athlete, Basket Case, Princess, Criminal – Brian
Don't You (Forget About Me (Reprise))