PAULA WAGNER is a producer you might recognize because she did the "Mission: Impossible" movies and other Tom Cruise hits such as "The Last Samurai" and "Vanilla Sky."
Now she is announcing a new original musical with hip-hop legend Run-DMC.
Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels are meeting with Paula this week in New York to observe other musical offerings on Broadway. Their inspirational story of their rise is a compelling and dramatic journey and Paula's new Chestnut Ridge Productions will oversee it.
She says Run-DMC was the first rap act to cross over and influence American music. The story of Simmons, McDaniels and their musical partner Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell (who was murdered in 2002) will be told in a unique manner.
Paula says, "I feel their story lends itself perfectly to the stage. This project has been a passion of mine for some time and I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with them."