The New York Times article headline, “Bayou Meets Broadway: Staging ‘Duck Dynasty’,” is unintentionally misleading.
Yes, Michael David, the producer shepherding a Duck Dynasty musical, is a Broadway vet (Jersey Boys, Good Vibrations) . But no, there are no plans at this point to bring the show to the Great White Way:
Undertaking one of the more audacious theater projects in recent years, the Robertsons — known for their long beards, duck-hunting merchandise and occasional inflammatory remark — are moving to expand their Louisiana-based multimedia franchise with The Duck Commander Family Musical. The 90-minute show, with actors playing the family members from A&E’s Duck Dynasty as they celebrate the family’s long history from rags to riches, hopes to open in February at the Rio hotel and casino, where the Chippendales show and Penn & Teller are now running.