The Woman. The Singer. Her Love. Her Life. Don't miss the world premiere of this landmark new musical about the life of Dusty Springfield, which draws on personal memories of those who knew her best and features many of her blazingly soulful pop hits, including I Only Want to Be with You, Son of a Preacher Man and You Don't Have to Say You Love Me.
The musical is currently in its infancy, built on an outline that marks specific spots for songs and Greek choruses along with the series’ trademark fantasy sequences. The producers are currently in talks with various theater groups in hopes of gaining money for composers to develop “spec songs,” and Lawrence cites Disney as a “silent partner” in this process.
The musical will be co-written by Robert Zemeckis and the original screen writers Bob Gale and Jamie Lloyd. This trio will also write a new book to accompany the stage show. Oscar-winner Zemeckis has directed all three Back to the Future films, as well as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump and The Polar Express.
A stage musical adaptation of Pride is in development. Director Matthew Warchus is attached to the project. Pride is based on a true story about a group of gay activists who raise money to help a Welsh community of miners affected by the long-running miners' strike of 1984-1985.
After enjoying plenty of critical acclaim and five star reviews at the official opening at Newcastle’s Northern Stage, The Last Ship is rumoured to be coming to London's theatreland. It's a highly personal musical written by Sting, rich in his own childhood experiences and revealing the collective defiance of a community facing the death of its shipbuilding industry, against which a gorgeous romance is charmingly set. It's brilliant, and rumour has it the show is on its way to London.
Liver-Bird Cilla Black entertained Britain for decades. She met the Rolling Stones when she was young. She hung out with The Beatles. She was a songstress who charmed her way through the Swinging '60s with her unique voice, and she thrilled audiences on TV's legendary show Blind Date. This is her story.
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
We Will Rock You ran for twelve years in the West End, from 2002 to 2014, delighting countless thousands of musical theatre lovers over a whopping 4,600 performances. Also known as The Queen Musical, it wove a series of the band's epic chart hits into a dystopian future where free thinking, fashion and music were strictly controlled and deviation from the norm frowned upon. Now there's a sequel in the wind...
Bridget Jones the Musical is "still happening" according to Helen Fielding, the novelist and screenwriter who is best known for writing four smash hit Bridget Jones novels and collaborating on three hugely popular movies. And that's all we know right now, thanks to the theatreland rumour mill. If the whispers are true, what can theatre lovers expect from the musical stage version of one of the funniest coming-of-age stories of the century?