A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder director Darko Tresnjak may now have a Tony Award to his name, but that’s not stopping him from keeping his eye on what’s next! Tresnjak will team up with the Gentleman’s Guide composing team—Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak—once more for a new musical. According to U-T San Diego, the show, titled The Campaign of the Century, will be based on the book by Greg Mitchell following Upton Sinclair’s gubernatorial campaign in 1934 California.
“It’s the first time that Hollywood gets involved and influences [a] campaign and uses film techniques to knock down candidates,” Tresnjak told the newspaper. “It’s actually very funny—it’s just as funny as Gentleman’s Guide. Believe me, that’s the only way I would do something like this.”
In addition to The Campaign of the Century, Tresnjak has a few additional projects on the horizon: the previously reported stage adaptation of the animated movie musical Anastasia, featuring a score by Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty and a book by Terrence McNally, as well as a 2015 Los Angeles Opera production of The Ghosts of Versailles featuring Patti LuPone.