San Diego Native Tony Hawk Developing Musical with 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Writer, According to Reports - NBC Bay Area

San Diego Native Tony Hawk Developing Musical with 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Writer, According to Reports

The new musical is hoping to open on Broadway during the 2020 - 2021 Broadway season.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Gas Tax Repeal Initiative to Go Before California Voters
    Getty Images
    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21: Tony Hawk of United States of America competes in BOWL-A-RAMA at Bondi Beach on February 21, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. BOWL-A-RAMA is Australia's biggest skateboarding competition. (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)

    San Diego native Tony Hawk, a well-known professional skateboarder, is developing a musical with the writer behind "SpongeBob SquarePants," according to reports, and they're hoping to open the show on Broadway next year. 

    The musical would be based on author Nick Hornby's novel "Slam," which follows the life of a troubled teenager skateboarder who lives in London and finds refuge in his skating. As he navigates an unexpected thrust into adulthood, he has a little help from his idol, Tony Hawk, in the form of imagined conversations. 

    According to reports, Hawk is a producer on the project and will develop skate choreography.

    The musical will be written by Tony nominee Kyle Jarrow, who most recently worked on the "SpongeBob SquarePants" musical on Broadway. Music and lyrics will be composed by Mark Mothersbaugh, known for composing music to films such as "Thor: Ragnarok" and "21 Jump Street," among dozens of other films. 

    The musical is aiming for a 2020-2021 Broadway season debut, according to reports.