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Rj Palacio’s ‘Wonder’ That Inspired a Julia Roberts Movie Now in Works as Stage Musical

Rj Palacio’s ‘Wonder’ That Inspired a Julia Roberts Movie Now in Works as Stage Musical

“Wonder,” the children’s book by R.J. Palacio that was adapted into a 2017 movie starring Julia Roberts, is headed to Broadway as a new musical, Lionsgate along with Palacio and producer Jill Furman announced Tuesday.

Furman, the Tony-winning producer behind “In the Heights,” is taking the lead on the new musical that will bring the story of Auggie, the boy with facial differences who just wants to blend in, to the stage.

Stephen Chbosky adapted Palacio’s book for the 2017 film “Wonder,” which starred Roberts, Jacob Tremblay and Owen Wilson. The movie grossed $300 million worldwide and the book has sold 16 million copies.

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“I am beyond happy and grateful that Wonder is being adapted for theatre by this incredible team,” Palacio said in a statement. “What I’ve always loved the most about musical theatre is its timelessness,

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