According to reports, the actress revealed that her daughter Vivienne is very dedicated to learning about theatre and working hard to make valuable contributions within the industry. Benjamin VanHoose, an Associate Editor on the Movies team at PEOPLE, has been writing about entertainment and breaking news for more than five years.
Angelina Jolie is taking on the challenge of producing the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders, which was also turned into a film in 1983 by Francis Ford Coppola. What’s more, Jolie’s 15-year-old daughter, Vivienne, played a significant role in inspiring her to take on the project. In fact, Vivienne will closely assist her mother in the production as her volunteer assistant. The collaboration between mother and daughter promises to bring a unique perspective to the musical, making it an exciting venture to watch out for.
According to a statement obtained by PEOPLE, Angelina Jolie sees similarities between her mother and Viv, her daughter. She admires Viv’s attitude towards supporting other creative individuals rather than seeking attention for herself. The actress further added that Viv takes theatre seriously and works hard to understand how she can contribute to it. The statement was made after Jolie took Viv to meet the cast of the “Dear Evan Hansen” tour backstage in Philadelphia.
Earlier this year, the duo attended the debut of The Outsiders at La Jolla Playhouse in California and had the opportunity to meet with the book’s author, Hinton, who wrote it when she was around Vivienne’s age. A source close to Jolie shares that she is enthusiastic about this fresh project and believes that it will be enjoyable for all age groups, especially young individuals. Jolie wants to ensure that the team involves and collaborates with young people throughout the process to bring this musical to life on Broadway.
The musical production of The Outsiders is helmed by director Danya Taymor and features a talented creative team. The script was written by Adam Rapp and Justin Levine, with music and lyrics composed by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) and Justin Levine. Justin Levine also serves as the supervisor for music, arrangements, and orchestrations. Meanwhile, Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman take charge of the choreography. Stay in the loop with the latest news and stories by signing up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter.
In a recent press release, Angelina Jolie expressed her gratitude for being part of the special production of “Death of a Salesman”. Jolie shared that her first love as a performer was theatre, which she discovered while studying at the Lee Strasberg Institute. She had not pursued it until now and hopes to learn and contribute with the amazing team she is working with, whom she has known since watching the show at La Jolla Playhouse with her daughter. Additionally, Jolie reunited with her “Hackers” co-star Wendell Pierce during the Broadway production.
Expressing her excitement for the upcoming Broadway debut of the musical adaptation of The Outsiders, the individual mentioned that she cannot contain her joy. Additionally, she worked with her sons Maddox and Pax on her latest film Without Blood, where they served as assistant directors and acted as liaisons between different departments. According to her, working with her sons felt natural, and it created a familial atmosphere among the film crew.