We can’t get enough of Idina Menzel and all her talent so this news is really exciting: the Tony-winning actress is taking the role of CC, which Bette Midler originated in the 1988 Beaches movie that Lifetime has greenlighted for a TV remake.
The TV film will feature many of the original songs from the movie, but Menzel will also record some additional tunes for the remake, which is set to premiere in 2017,
Based on the Iris Rainer novel, Beaches depicts the various moments in the friendship between CC Bloom and Hillary Whitney, played by Barbara Hershey in the original film, which was directed by Gary Marshall.
Beaches is not the only Marshall movie that is getting a musical adaptation. It was announced earlier today that The Flamingo Kid will debut on Broadway in 2018.