News Flash: Purple Rain Is Headed to Broadway

Prince’s 1984 film “Purple Rain” is headed to Broadway. So, Will is joined by Marcus Taylor, the shows’ resident Prince expert, to discuss the potential for a musical adaption. While the film was a a box office success, Prince’s protagonist “The Kid” isn’t the hero of the piece you’d hope for. Will changes to the original story be necessary to make audiences root for him? Or is the amazing music sufficient enough to make the plot irrelevant?

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