Angelina Jolie joins The Outsiders as lead producer

Angelina Jolie has joined the producing team for the stage adaptation of the SE Hinton classic The Outsiders.

The award-winning actress, director and producer has joined the musical as head producer.

This was announced on Wednesday. The musical, which had its world premiere at the Mandel Weiss Theater at the La Jolla Playhouse.

where it ran from February 19 to April 9, with plans to announce a Broadway run soon.

I attended the Lee Strasberg Institute, where I realized that my first love as an artist was theatre.

I haven't found a way back yet," Jolie said. "I look forward to contributing while continuing to learn from this amazing team."

Which I've been working with ever since my daughter brought me to see the show at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Adding, "I cannot begin to describe how excited I am for the Broadway debut of this musical"