Mitski Is Writing the Score for a ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Musical11/16/2023
Mitski has shared that she’s been enlisted to pen the music for an upcoming Queen’s Gambit theater adaptation. The singer-songwriter will be writing the score for a musical based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel, which follows the journey of young chess prodigy Beth Harmon during the Cold War era.
The novel was adapted into a hit Netflix miniseries in 2020, starring Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Harmon, an orphan, who quickly rises through the ranks of the male-dominated scene of competitive chess. and the plans for a stage production were announced the following year. As the composer, Mitski joins a team led by scriptwriter Eboni Booth, who wrote the off-Broadway play Primary Trust, and director Whitney White, who is currently directing the Broadway production JaJa’s African Hair Braiding.
“Before [production company] Level Forward even brought the idea of making a musical of The Queen’s Gambit, I was a fan of the Netflix show, and an even greater fan of the original novel. So I was already determined to be a member of this team,” Mitski told Deadline in a statement.
“And then I met Eboni and Whitney, and my determination grew tenfold! I absolutely had to be a part of this! I am ecstatic to get to work with all of these amazing creatives, who’ve each built beautiful and unique repertoires of their own.”
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