‘Hocus Pocus’ Broadway musical is in the works


Grab your broomstick — the Sanderson sisters are headed to Broadway.

“Hocus Pocus 2” producer David Kirschner revealed that a Broadway adaptation of the 1993 cult classic is in the works during the Broadway Podcast Network’s “The Art of Kindness” podcast on Thursday.

“This started before COVID, but now it seems to be back on — and that is that they are building a Broadway version of ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ” said Kirschner.

“I just want to pinch myself, and I’m just afraid that I’m going to be 9 years old and on a Little League field again … But it’s just so wonderful just to stand back and watch all of this.”

The 67-year-old producer and “Hocus Pocus” creator made the announcement a day before the highly-anticipated sequel is set to fly on Disney+.

“It’s not just me. It’s so many people that brought ‘Hocus Pocus’ [to life] — from [director] Kenny Ortega and Mick Garris’ script and John Debney’s score and Bill Sandell’s production design, and now a whole new generation are working on it,” Kirschner said.

"Hocus Pocus 2 " producer David Kirschner revealed Thursday that a Broadway adaptation of the 1993 cult classic is currently in the works, on the Broadway Podcast Network's "The Art of Kindness" podcast.
“Hocus Pocus 2 ” producer David Kirschner revealed that a Broadway adaptation of the 1993 cult classic is in the works.
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Bette Midler teased that there may be a third "Hocus Pocus" film if all three actresses agree to return to their roles.
Bette Midler teased that there may be a third “Hocus Pocus” film if all three actresses agree to return to their roles.
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There has yet to an official announcement regarding a full cast and creative team.
There has not been an official announcement regarding a full cast and creative team.
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The announcement of the "Hocus Pocus" musical comes a day before its sequel is supposed to premiere on Disney+
The announcement of the “Hocus Pocus” musical comes a day before its sequel is supposed to premiere on Disney+
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“Hocus Pocus” and its sequel star Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the hilarious-yet-sinister Sanderson sisters — who are hellbent on terrorizing modern-day Salem, Massachusetts.

The 76-year-old Midler teased a third “Hocus Pocus” film if all three actresses agree to return to their roles.

Though there hasn’t been any casting, creative team, or theatre announcements, Kirschner told podcast host Robert Peterpaul that he expects it to win people over.

“I think you’re going to be very pleased,” he said.

“Hocus Pocus 2” is set to arrive on Disney+ Sept. 30.