Last night, Balloon Boy: The Musical
had its opening-night performance at Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado. The musical was written by Billy Reece, who's only 16. He told the LA Times
that it's "a comedy that is neither for nor against the Heenes, but a commentary on a celebrity-obsessed society."
Richard Heene, father of Balloon Boy, has not, to my knowledge, commented on the new musical.
It got me thinking about how many other hoaxes have been made into musicals or plays. Here's the list of all the ones that I can think of (though I'm sure there must be more):
There have also been quite a few movies about hoaxes (not including documentaries), including: