National Lampoon’s “Vacation” has musical adaptation in the works


Looks like that infamous family trip is making its way to Broadway.

Last to join the re-imagined for the stage train is the iconic film Vacation.

Davenport Theatricals announced Monday they have optioned the rights to develop a musical based Vacation. The project that will bring the Griswold family to the Big Apple has been appropriately titled Broadway Vacation.

Developing the musical in partnership with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures are Ken Davenport and Kurt Deustch.

“Both Kurt and I came of age on the Vacation films series and can’t wait to bring the Griswolds to Broadway,” said Davenport in a statement. “If audiences thought their cinematic misadventures were funny, wait till Clark and his family get to Times Square.”

Broadway Vacation will follow the Griswold family on their first trip to NYC.

“Millions of tourists come to New York for the first time every year and each one has a singular experience,” noted Deutsch. “The Griswolds’ maiden trip to the city will be no exception, though in this case, theirs is guaranteed to be outrageous, unique, hilarious – and well-choreographed. While the characters are familiar, Broadway Vacation will take them on a completely original musical journey – and on a trip to New York that they will never forget.”