Sarah McLachlan to Collaborate on Melbourne's KING KONG

Sarah McLachlan to Collaborate on Melbourne's KING KONG

Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan has announced that she will compose music for KING KONG, at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.

"I am writing a song for the new King Kong musical," McLachlan wrote on her Facebook page. The show, set a June 2013 opening night in Melbourne, is rumored to be seeking Broadway as well; in 2010, BroadwayWorld brought you a first look at the titular animatronic gorilla in progress - scroll down to view that photo!

Australian entertainment group Global Creatures had previously announced that King Kong will be produced in co-operation with the estate of "Kong" creator Merian C. Cooper.

Directed by Daniel Kramer, and written by Tony® nominee Craig Lucas, King Kong will have music by BAFTA winner and Grammy® nominee Marius de Vries, with other musical collaborators including MacLachlan and more to be announced.

The creative team also includes Helpmann Award-winner Peter England (Production designer), Sonny Tilders (Creature designer), John O'Connell (Choreographer), Tony® Award-winner Roger Kirk (Costume designer), Olivier Award-winner Peter Mumford (Lighting designer), Gavin Robins (Aerial/Circus director) and Frieder Weiss (projection).

In addition to King Kong, Global Creatures has announced a partnership with Bazmark (the multi-media company founded and owned by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin) to produce a stage musical adaptation of the first movie of Baz Luhrmann's ground-breaking Red Curtain Trilogy, Strictly Ballroom.

Sarah McLachlan to Collaborate on Melbourne's KING KONG

Sarah McLachlan to Collaborate on Melbourne's KING KONG
KING KONG image from Global Creatures' Creature Theatre Company workshop in Melbourne. Photo credit: Simon Schluter

Sarah McLachlan to Collaborate on Melbourne's KING KONG

 

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