Today is Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday. She was born 140 years ago, and died in 1957.
There is a new musical in development called "Prairie," which Beth Henley and others adapted from Wilder's Little House books. Along with the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of "Crimes of the Heart," the "Prairie" team includes Rachel Portman (score) and Donna DiNovelli (lyrics). A staged reading of the musical takes place in NYC April 16th-18th; the director is Francesca Zambello, the director of Disney's "Little Mermaid," which is due to open on Broadway next December.
Stay tuned to Playbill for all the details. The magazine will no doubt list the staged reading's exact location when it's announced.