David Levithan announced plans to release a musical spin-off of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story will be released both as a musical production and a novel written in the style of a script.
Tiny Cooper was introduced in Will Grayson, Will Grayson as a side-character producing a script for the musical of his own life. Levithan has since written the complete script for the musical, with support and enthusiasm from Will Grayson, Will Grayson co-author John Green. The story follows Tiny Cooper’s life from birth to adolescence.
“I always thought it’d be really fun if it were a musical in novel form as well as a novel in musical form, so hopefully it works as both,” said Levithan.