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'Duck Dynasty' Family's Next Big Project Is Horrifying Some Gay and Liberal Broadway Producers — and Here's Why

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"The show will end up challenging the views and assumptions of people across the political spectrum, more than most theater does."

In this May 9, 2012 photo, from left, Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson, Phil Robertson, Miss Kay Robertson and Si Robertson pose at the A&E Networks 2012 Upfront at Lincoln Center in New York. The Robertsons star in the A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty." (AP Photo/Starpix, Kristina Bumphrey)

The Robertson family rose to fame with the popular "Duck Dynasty" television show on A&E, but they've now teamed up with a Broadway producer to tell their story in a new musical stage production.

"The Duck Commander Family Musical" — based on Willie Robertson's book titled, "The Duck Commander Family" — heads to Las Vegas in February, where the stage play will entertain audiences interested in knowing more about the reality TV family's backstory.

Despite the fact that the show, which will feature actors playing members of the Roberson family, is still months away from its launch at the Rio hotel and casino, controversy is already brewing, according to the New York Times.

Phil Robertson with his wife, Miss Kay. (Source: Getty Images) Phil Robertson (left) with his wife Miss Kay (right) and Uncle Si (center). (Getty Images)

Gay and liberal Broadway producers and activists apparently have concerns about the show and are frustrated that one of their peers would work with the family, considering patriarch Phil Robertson's views on homosexuality.

But Broadway producer Michael David, who is putting "The Duck Commander Family Musical" together, seemingly dismissed critiques.

"The show will end up challenging the views and assumptions of people across the political spectrum, more than most theater does," he told the Times. "The Robertsons are so unusual, their story so juicy, and theater shouldn’t be limited to telling stories about people you resemble or revere."

This 2012 photo released by A&E shows, from left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty." (AP) This 2012 photo released by A&E shows, from left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty." (AP)

There's also another factor to consider, though: while many "Duck Dynasty" fans will be interested in the show, Las Vegas isn't necessarily a prime destination for evangelical Christians and conservatives.

In a statement issued surrounding the new musical, Willie Robertson said that the family has enjoyed the process thus far.

"We’ve enjoyed the process of making a musical alongside the team who is interested in telling the Robertson family story from an outside perspective," he said.

Read more about the production here.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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