Muriel's Wedding The Musical, based on the film, will have a New York City lab September 15–16 directed by Simon Phillips. Global Creatures, producer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, presents the invitation-only lab.
The cast will include Daniel Stewart Sherman, David Michael Garry, Elle McLemore, Jake Swain, Kathy Deitch, Mary Claire King, Michael Barra, Natalie Charle Ellis, Pascal Pastrana, Sam Gravitte, and Scarlett Walker. Joining them are Leanne Antonio, Samuel Cadieux, Hilary Cole, Emma Degerstedt, Tyler Joseph Ellis, Sam Gravitte, Mary Claire King, Maggie McKenna, Dariana Mullen, Claire Neumann, Steve Raymond, Khamary Rose, Kiaya Niccolle Scott, and Aaron Tsindos.
Featuring a book by P.J. Hogan—who wrote and directed the original 1994 Australian film—with music and lyrics by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, Muriel's Wedding follows Muriel, a socially awkward woman who heads to Sydney in pursuit of the wedding—and the dress—she’s always dreamed of. Additional songs, originally written for ABBA by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson, also feature in the dark comedic musical.
The musical, which received its 2017 world premiere at Sydney Theatre Company, delayed its North American premiere in Toronto in 2018 but went on to play an encore run in Sydney and an engagement in Melbourne in 2019. The original film features Toni Colette, Rachel Griffiths, Jeanie Drynan, Sophie Lee, and Bill Hunter. Colette's performance as the title character earned her a Golden Globe nomination.