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“Duck Dynasty” the Musical in Works

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    The cast of "Duck Dynasty" at the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Yes, you read that right.

    The Robertson family, who rose to fame on the hit A&E reality series “Duck Dynasty,” are bringing their story to the stage.

    “The Duck Commander Family Musical” is being billed as a celebration of the family’s rags to riches history. The show, based on Willie and Korie Robertson’s 2012 memoir of the same name, will explore how faith and family helped the ducks build a dynasty.

    If all goes well, the 90-minute show plans to open in February 2015 at the Rio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Jeff Calhoun (“Newsies”) will direct.

    The Robertsons, playing alongside the Chippendales and Penn & Teller? Sounds about right.

    The 14-song score will come from Steven Morris, Robert Morris and Joe Shane, and will blend a traditional Broadway sound with blues and country. Asa Somers is writing the book.

    The Robertsons themselves won’t be in the show. Rather, actors will play the bearded bunch, with Willie Robertson and family giving approval rights over casting and story.

    “We’ve enjoyed the process of making a musical alongside the team who is interested in telling the Robertson family story from an outside perspective,” said Willie Robertson in a statement to The New York Times, who first reported the story.

    Michael David, who mounted the Tony-winning “Jersey Boys,” is producing. “Jersey Boys” is one of the few Broadway shows that has found financial success in Vegas.

    A New York transfer is not expected, so if you want to see the Robertson family sing and dance, you’ll have to head for Vegas.