“Crazy Rich Asians” being turned into Broadway musical with director Jon M. Chu

We can't wait for the number in Peik Lin's closet.

It's time for some musical mahjong.

Crazy Rich Asians is currently being developed as a Broadway musical by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and original author Kevin Kwan.

Based on a novel of the same name, the story became a hit film that helped elevate director Jon M. Chu to A-list status and propel him to direct the film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda musical In the Heights. Now, Chu, fresh off directing the highly anticipated screen adaptation of Wicked, will make his Broadway debut helming the musical.

The project is currently in development with a book by Leah Nanako Winkler (God Said This), music by Helen Park (KPOP: The Musical), and lyrics by Amanda Green (Bring It On) and music producer Tat Tong.

<p>Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Pictures/courtesy Everett </p> Constance Wu and Henry Golding in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Pictures/courtesy Everett

Constance Wu and Henry Golding in 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Further details on a timeline for a pre-Broadway engagement are still to come.

Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu, an unassuming math professor, who accompanies her boyfriend, Nick Young, to his home in Singapore for a wedding, only to discover he's the heir of an obscenely wealthy family. Cultures clash and their relationship is threatened when Rachel meets the ire of Nick's stern mother, Eleanor.

The critically acclaimed 2018 film starred Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, and Awkwafina, all of whom experienced major career bumps on the heels of the film's success.

Crazy Rich Asians is only the latest movie to get the Broadway musical treatment, following recent hits Beetlejuice, Mean Girls, Some Like It Hot, and The Notebook.

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