Here’s an extremely “2020” bit of news: an imaginary musical based on the Disney-Pixar film Ratatouille, which started life as a meme on Tiktok, is “coming” to Broadway in a virtual format.
Seaview Productions, known for the multi-Tony-nominated Slave Play, is at work on a “filmed concert presentation” of Ratatouille: The Tiktok Musical, which developed from a viral song posted on Tiktok. The special will stream on Todaytix on January 1, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET as a benefit for The Actors Fund, and will then remain available on demand for 72 hours.
In August, Tiktok user Emily Jacobsen uploaded a video in which she sings an ode to Remy, the 2007 film’s rat protagonist, in a chipmunk voice: “Remy, the Ratatouille, the rat of all my dreams / I praise you, oh Ratatouille, may the world remember your name.”