In 2001 the book “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” followed a set of four best friends who were separated for a summer but connected by a pair of blue jeans. Each of the girls came in different sizes and shapes, and yet magically the pants fit them all. In the years since the book’s publication, the story of the denim jeans proved that magic of the pants weren’t just a good fit for the four friends Carmen, Bridget, Lena, and Tibby. Nope, the denim and their tale suited young female readers of the time so well that three sequels were published and eventually the series blessed the Hollywood screen.
Now, in the latest update about the original story by Ann Brashares the pants are proving to be pretty amazing fit for the musical stage.
The YA classic is officially getting the musical treatment.
According to Variety, the film is currently being adapted into a stage musical by Blue Spruce Productions, the company behind the Broadway adaptations of “Mean Girls” and “Waitress.” The project will be based on the movie, which starred Latinas America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel alongside Amber Tamblyn and Blake Lively, and is still in its early stages of production.
When it rains traveling pants, it apparently pours.
Last April, Alexis Bledel, whose father was born and raised in Argentina, revealed that the cast of the 2005 “Traveling Pants” film was working hard to create a third film for the series. During an interview with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” she said “We don’t get to see each other a lot because everybody’s work or family and everything… But when everybody is in town we do. And we just pitched a third movie and I hope it comes together. It would be so great.”
The new developments have Latinas sincerely emocionado.
i fucking love america ferrara so much, okay wow. i kno sisterhood of the traveling pants is cheesy as fuck but idc i used to relate to her character's story w. her dad so much and i'm watching it and crying and i love her and everything she does BYE
— kreepershit (@kreepershit) July 19, 2018
Because it was pretty easy as a Latina to see yourself in at least Carmen in this series whose dynamic character meant so much to us as young viewers and readers.
And so many are talking about Carmen.
You know that scene in sisterhood of the traveling pants when Carmen is like “Tib, Bridget needs us”…I FELT that! Friendship is so important and wonderful!!!
— jackie roder (@jackieroder) July 14, 2018
YAS “love your sisters, love yourself!!!”
Fans will literally not be able to stand it if the project doesn’t follow through.
— Enrica Vernia (@Enrica510) July 19, 2018
Yes. We blessed girl.
So please let this happen soon Broadway so we can all see!
hello whoever is in charge of broadway i just read an article saying that the sisterhood of the traveling pants might be adapted into a musical. all i say is please
— ɐuᴉʇsᴉɹʞ (@jevvitch) July 19, 2018
Bring the magic to the stage!