Tony winner Casey Nicholaw is in talks to direct the previously announced musical adaptation of Austin Powers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The musical, written by the film’s star Mike Myers, will act as a prequel to the Austin Powers trilogy and feature the music of Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello (both of who have made cameos in the Austin Powers films). Set in '60s London the show will follow the international man of mystery as he first acquires his “mojo.”
Nicholaw won a Tony Award for co-directing The Book of Mormon, which he also choreographed. His other directing credits include Elf, All About Me and The Drowsy Chaperone.
Directed by Jay Roach, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery hit movie theaters on May 2, 1997. The comedy followed Austin Powers (Myers), a British secret agent living in London's swinging '60s era who was on the pursuit of his arch-nemesis, Dr. Evil (also played by Myers). When Dr. Evil disappears into space, Powers has his own body cryogenically frozen in hopes of thwarting Dr. Evil's efforts, should the mad man ever return in the future. Thirty years later, Powers is unfrozen and finds life in in the '90s incredibly different from his days in the '60s.
The film was followed by two sequels: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Myers is currently developing a fourth installment of the franchise.
The Austin Powers musical will be produced by Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender.