Lewis To Direct Nutty Professor Musical
Veteran comedian Jerry Lewis is directing a new musical based on this 1963 film The Nutty Professor. The 80-year-old will not perform in the show, but will produce and direct the play, which he plans to bring to Broadway, New York in 2008. The star directed, wrote and starred in the original Nutty Professor film and plans to stick closely to the script. He explains, "You can't reinvent the character. The dual role of JEKYLL and Hyde made the film. If you're looking to make it different, you'll ruin it." Lewis has cast unknown actor Michael Andrews in the lead role, after seeing him perform at a private function.