That announcement is not really a big surprise, considering that this year another movie-turned-musical won the Tony and is raking in the cash. But it is no sure thing, right? For every Billy Elliot or Hairspray, there is a High Fidelity and 9 to 5. And those that are incoming are big question marks, even after out of town try outs. The First Wives Club: The Musical seems to have dropped off the radar completely, despite its top notch cast. And Catch Me If You Can: The Musical is still listed as "Broadway-aimed" but have we heard a word about it? No.
Then there are two musicals (I hope) still coming in this season that might cause some confusion for movie lovers. Both The Addams Family: The Musical and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark are based on original stories about the original comic characters, NOT the films that are/were so popular recently. Which brings me back to Bring It On. I'll bet they are watching all of these shows carefully...
(Photos from Playbill Online, and the websites for Spider-Man and The Addams Family)