Coming to Vegas: Duck Dynasty, the Musical

Set to open in February, but is already controversial
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2014 10:32 AM CST
Coming to Vegas: Duck Dynasty , the Musical
This undated image released by A&E shows brothers Silas "Uncle Si" Robertson, left, and Phil Robertson from the popular series "Duck Dynasty."   (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

Not into Celine Dion or Britney Spears? Then we have good news for you: Soon you can spend your time in Vegas with the Duck Dynasty clan instead. The Robertson family of reality TV fame, along with a team from Broadway, is putting together The Duck Commander Family Musical, a 90-minute extravaganza featuring actors playing the family members you've come to know and love as it tells the story of the clan's rise to fame—and features 14 songs with titles like "Faith, Food, and Family." The show is aiming to open in February at the Rio, the New York Times reports. It's based on Willie and Korie Robertson's book, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

It "will end up challenging the views and assumptions of people across the political spectrum, more than most theater does," says the Broadway producer who's developing it, which seems to be a nice way of saying that the show has already garnered a bit of controversy. Considering patriarch Phil Robertson's thoughts about gay people, the Times notes that several other Broadway producers are "aghast" at the whole idea. Meanwhile, Christians who perhaps share Robertson's views might be hesitant to head to Sin City, but if they do, they'll get the family's unadulterated take: The Robertsons have approval rights over the script. (Another Robertson family controversy: Sadie's "diva" behavior on Dancing With the Stars.)

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