• Rachel Bloom at PaleyFest teases Crazy Ex-Girlfriend reboot, stage show

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fans, rejoice! The creators of the musical comedy recently revealed on-stage at PaleyFest that there could very well be a musical stage show in the works. Co-creator and star Rachel Bloom was joined on stage by co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna as well as actors Scott Michael Foster, Donna Lynne Champlin, Pete Gardner, Vella Lovell, Gabrielle Ruiz, and songwriter Jack Dolgen, as well as choreographer Kathryn Burns.

    Bloom revealed that their touring live stage shows have become so popular that the cast is set to perform live at Radio City Musical Hall in May. And beyond that, there may be a full-length stage musical at some point. “Aline and I just starting to talk about that,” said Bloom.

    That wasn’t the only treat Bloom offered Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fans. She also teased the possibility of a future reboot maybe 10, 15 years in the future. “I have a pitch—I won’t say because you have to watch the finale to understand,” said Bloom, adding that it won’t necessarily be a reboot, but a TV movie on the Hallmark Channel.

    Rachel Bloom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend tour a “labor of love”

    The CW series will end on April 5 with a two-hour block that consists of its finale episode followed by a concert special that was taped live from Los Angeles earlier this month. The special was inspired by the successful live stage shows.

    “That tour was a labor of love,” said series star Donna Lynne Champlin. “It showed us how much the fans loved what we do and how much fun we could have with each other. And at one point I think it was Rachel who said, ‘What if we got someone with a camera in here to film this?’”

    The result will have the shows’ fans giddy: a 42-minute variety show-style piece that incorporates the show’s most recognizable musical numbers. Shot on stage at the Orpheum Theatre with nine cameras, the original giant pretzel from the pilot episode, an orchestra, and multiple backdrop changes, Bloom says the experience of this version of the show taught her “there is something to be said for spectacle.”

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend airs on Fridays at 9:00 p.m. ET on The CW.

    Allison Kilkenny

    Allison Kilkenny is a writer and performer living in NYC. She is a contributor at Reductress, a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and the host of the political-comedy podcast Light Treason News (lighttreason.news)

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