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Prince's "Purple Rain" getting stage adaptation

“Purple Rain” reportedly heading to Broadway
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MINNEAPOLIS — Prince's "Purple Rain" is headed for the stage.

Producer Orin Wolf announced Monday a stage adaptation based on the 1984 movie is in the works. The book will be written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins with music and lyrics by Prince. Tony Award nominee Lileana Blain-Cruz will direct.

It's unknown when the life of Prince will hit the stage and if the first production will be an off-Broadway show before moving to Broadway. Those details will be announced in the coming months, producers said.

RELATED: New archival footage surfaces of Prince performing legendary 1983 "Purple Rain" set at First Avenue

The film version was set in Minneapolis and made $100 million worldwide. The movie also won the Academy Award for Best Score.

Prince And Apollonia Kotero In 'Purple Rain'
Prince embraces Apollonia Kotero in a scene from the film 'Purple Rain', 1984. Getty Images

That score — you won't be surprised to learn — is composed mostly of Prince lyrics and songs.  

Over the summer, Minnesota's most famous musician was honored in the city he called home for years. A new highway sign memorializes Prince on the road that rolls right past Paisley Park, Prince's home and vast recording studio.

Prince was found dead in 2016 at Paisley Park at the age of 57. 

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