‘Labyrinth’ being rereleased to theaters; musical in the works
Jim Henson's 1986 musical fantasy Labyrinth, which starred Jennifer Connelly as a girl who must navigate a maze to rescue her baby brother from David Bowie's Goblin King, has a newly restored print that will be coming back to theaters around the United States for a three-day run on Sunday, April 29, Tuesday, May 1, and Wednesday, May 2. Tickets are on sale now, and in NYC it'll be showing at the Union Square 14, the Court Street 12 in Brooklyn, and the Astoria 14 in Queens.
Brian Henson, Jim's son, talked with Forbes about the rerelease, Labyrinth's legacy, and the long-in-the-works sequel. Henson also mentions that they are working on a stage musical adaptation as well:
ST: People have been asking for a sequel for many years. Apparently, there is one in production. Is there any update on that?
BH: There isn't really an update. I can say we are still excited about it but the process moves very slowly and very carefully. We're still excited about the idea of a sequel, we are working on something but nothing that's close enough to say it's about to be in pre-production or anything like that. We are working on a theatrical adaptation of the original movie for the stage. Those are the two areas of excitement for the Labyrinth property that we have. We are working on both of those but I certainly don't have a timeline for them.
ST: Would that be a Broadway musical?
BH: Not necessarily Broadway, it could be for London's West End, but it will be a stage show, a big theatrical version. It’s very exciting.
While we wait for details on that, there's plenty of other Bowie news, including the NYC Subway takeover at the Broadway-Lafayette station, and a series of official custom MTA MetroCards, not to mention the Bowie Is exhibit at Brooklyn Museum.
Watch the Labyrinth trailer and a few clips below.