Durarara!! Stage (「デュラララ!!」舞台) is a stage play adaptation based on Ryohgo Narita's light novel series of the same name. It is written by Noboru Takagi, who previously worked as the main screenwriter for both the Durarara!! and Baccano! anime adaptations, and Nobuhiro Moura was announced as the director.
The stage play adaptation was first announced on September 27, 2019 on Twitter, Dengeki Online, and other news sites. Within hours of the news' publication, the #デュラララ!! twitter hashtag began trending in Japan and reached second rank at its peak.
The stage play has no formal title, and its plot has yet to be released. The official Durarara!! Stage Twitter account announced on October 16, 2019, that it would begin sharing cast and character visuals on Saturday, October 19, on which Shouhei Hashimoto was revealed to be playing the part of Mikado Ryuugamine. Cast details continued to be revealed roughly every three days until November 9, when the rest of the cast was announced.
A video 'PV' announcing the main performers in the style of the anime's Treacherous Sunset opening was released on December 6, 2019 the following month. Although the production's official YouTube video is currently geolocked, they have since directly shared the video on Twitter where it is available for anyone to watch.
The play was originally intended to run from April to May 2020 in Tokyo, Aichi, and Osaka, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the anime's first season (original run: January - June 2010). The initial thirteen performances, slated to run at Nippon Seinen-kan Hall in Tokyo from April 10 through April 18, were cancelled on March 28 citing concerns of the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. The stage play's Aichi and Osaka performances were intended to continue, with four performances at Aichi's Tokoname community center from April 24 through April 26, and nine more performances at Cool Japan Park Osaka from May 1 through May 6, but after reevaluating the spread of the virus, Trifle Entertainment decided to cancel all performances on April 5.
Aniplex+ and Trifle Entertainment have been credited for the stage play's planning, production, and subsequent cancellation and are additionally listed as 'organizers' alongside Kadokawa and Dwango (IIV).
Due to the cancellation of the shows in response to the spread of COVID-19, merchandise that would have been sold on-site was available online instead. The goods were listed on ANIPLEX+ from April 10 to May 6 2020.
36-page booklet featuring comments from the cast and a new short story by Ryohgo Narita
A limited collaboration event between Durarara!! and the mobile game『非人類学園 Extraordinary Ones』(Non-Human School: Extraordinary Ones) was also announced on September 27, 2019, likely intended to coincide with the stage play announcement.