Durarara!! Stage (「デュラララ!!」舞台) is an upcoming stage play adaptation based on Ryohgo Narita's light novel series of the same name. It will be directed by Nobuhiro Moura and written by Noboru Takagi, who previously worked as the main screenwriter for both the Durarara!! and Baccano! anime adaptations.
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.
As of the initial press release, the stage play has no formal title, and its cast and plot have 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 stage play is slated to run from April to May 2020 in Aichi and Osaka, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the anime's first season (original run: January - June 2010). It will see 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.
The play was originally intended to run for thirteen performances at Nippon Seinen-kan Hall in Tokyo from April 10 through April 18; however, citing concerns of the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, the Tokyo performances were cancelled on March 28.
Aniplex+ and Trifle Entertainment have been credited for the stage play's planning and production and are additionally listed as 'organizers' alongside Kadokawa and Dwango (IIV).
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.