Goonies on Broadway

Alyssa Markowitz ('14)/Eastside staff

The 1985 classic, The Goonies, has a possibility of making a debut on the Broadway stage.  Director Richard Donner is working to create a musical outline of the prominent film, with Tim Long, who has created musicals on The Simpsons, as the writer.

“He just delivered a treatment of The Goonies as a musical, and it’s…great,” said Donner.

Even Glee’s Matthew Morrison revealed to Broadway.com that he hoped to someday adapt the film for the stage. “I’ve had the idea for a long time, and I want to start really putting it to work,” Morrison said.

The storyline of The Goonies involves two brothers, Mikey and Brandon Walsh, whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in their neighborhood. The only way to stop this dilemma is to raise enough money to prevent the construction. When Mikey stumbles upon a treasure map of the famed “One-Eyed” Willy’s hidden fortune, Mikey and his friends, Chunk, Mouth, and Data, self –dubbed the Goonies, set out to find the treasure. Brandon and his friends, Andy and Stef, follow them and join the search in hopes of saving the neighborhood.

This celebrated film, that so many people love and enjoy, is approaching a new era as a musical. And, with preparation and much excitement, The Goonies is gearing up to be Broadway bound.