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Exclusive: Ken Kwapis and his In Cahoots shingle has teamed with writer/producer Joy Gregory to develop a feature adaptation of the off-Broadway musical The Shaggs: Philosophy Of The World. The musical is based on the real-life story of a trio of sisters whose late-’60s band polarized critics. They were dubbed visionary by some, while others called them the worst band in rock history, whose sound was reminiscent of cats being strangled. Gregory wrote the book for The Shaggs, with music and lyrics by Gunnar Madsen and the band itself. The musical recently played off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, where it was nominated this past year for a Lucille Lortel Award and a Drama Desk Award. Kwapis, Gregory and In Cahoots partner Alexandra Beattie will produce. Kwapis, who last helmed the whale tale Big Miracle, will direct and Gregory is writing the script. Kwapis, Beattie and Gregory secured the band »


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