‘Duck Dynasty’ Musical Coming to Las Vegas – Against Broadway’s Wishes

“The show will end up challenging the views and assumptions of people across the political spectrum, more than most theater does.”

The Robertson family behind Duck Dynasty is letting their newest venture take flight in an area known more for its glitz and glamour than its family values.

The family is working on a musical with the production company behind Jersey Boys to take the stage at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in Spring 2015, bringing a change to the city’s typical entertainment fare of Michael Jackson tribute shows, Penn and Teller performances and shirtless men in bowties.

The musical will be based on Willie and Korie Robinson’s book The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Willie Robertson, who heads the Duck Dynasty franchise, showed great enthusiasm for the new venture- he’s already approved the script and the casting for the event.

“We’ve enjoyed the process of making a musical alongside the team who is interested in telling the Robertson family story from an outside perspective.”

Even before their musical is set to take the stage, the planned production is already courting controversy among entertainment elites. The New York Times reports that many liberal and gay Broadway producers are not too happy with their colleagues decision to work with a client that supports family values over Broadway’s less-than-traditional culture.


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