Austin Powers may be coming to a stage near you

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According to recent news reports, an Austin Powers musical may be in the works. The show would serve as a sort of prequel to the movie series, revealing just how Powers came to have his "mojo" in the first place. Judging by the star-studded list of those who are rumored to be working on the project (Mike Myers is writing, Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw is directing, and Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello are likely to contribute music) it could be a big hit on Broadway.

However, the actual cast is still very much up in the air. It has been reported that, while Myers will be heavily involved in the production, he will not be reprising his lead role. Who on earth could they get to replace him as Austin Powers? Many other movies that have been made into musicals obviously had star power that did not end up playing a part in the musical, but to me Mike Myers IS Austin Powers. I'm curious to see how they pull this one off.

Who do you think they should get for the stage version of Austin Powers? Tell us in the comments!