TORONTO - Don McKellar says he's angling for a return to Broadway with another musical comedy he's working on with his "Drowsy Chaperone" partners.

The Toronto filmmaker-turned Broadway hitmaker says he's currently writing a new stage production commissioned by the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

He says it's still a long way from completion, but he's got his eye on bringing it to Broadway, where the "Drowsy Chaperone" drew raves from critics and audiences.

The goofy, 1920s-style musical began as a Toronto Fringe Festival play and evolved into a full-fledged production that earned five Tony Awards in 2006, including a best book award for McKellar and his partner, Bob Martin.

The project comes as the Stratford festival tries to expand its audience and international profile with productions that can be mounted in other countries.

McKellar refused to reveal anything about his followup. He says it's one of several projects he's working on, including a film and a new TV show.