Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon Writing 826 Valencia Musical

superhero supply co Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon Writing 826 Valencia Musical

The plot.

Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon are working on a musical about McSweeney’s non-profit 826 Valencia’s Superhero Supply Store in Park Slope. It’s true, Ms. Waldman told us! It will be called The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company. Michael Mayer, of American Idiot and Spring Awakening will direct; Peter Lerman, a young up-and-coming musical talent, will compose; Margo Lion and Amanda Lipitz will produce and the literary world’s favorite (only?) happily married couple with four children will pen the book. Will Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark now have to compete with a gang of Brooklyn misfits in capes and nerd glasses? Oh no.

Ms. Waldman, author of Love and Other Possible Pursuits and Bad Mother, and Mr. Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, are also working on a series for HBO called Hobgoblin, about a group of magicians who fight the Nazis in World War II.

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