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This story first appeared in the March 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Romeo & Juliet: the pop musical? That's the plan for the Boardwalk Entertainment Group, which is partnering with RCA Records to produce classic stories simultaneously as event TV series and staged musicals. In addition to Romeo & Juliet, which is being developed for Fox, Boardwalk is preparing contemporary musical versions based on Robin Hood, King Arthur and Jack the Ripper. Given the success of such small-screen musicals as Fox's long-running Glee and NBC's one-off The Sound of Music Live!, the CAA-repped company,

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