WE WILL ROCK YOU to Open on Broadway in Summer 2014?
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, the first North American tour of Queen and Ben Elton's We Will Rock You, built around 24 of Queen's biggest hits, will launch a national tour in Baltimore, MD, at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, in October 2013. According to Showbiz411, the rock musical will head to Broadway following the tour, which could be as early as summer 2014.
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The cast features Brian Justin Crum as Galileo, Ruby Lewis as Scaramouche, Jacqueline Arnold as Killer Queen, P.J. Griffith as Kashoggi, Ryan Knowles as Pop, Erica Peck as Oz and Jared Zirilli as Britney.
Rounding out the ensemble are Danny Balkwill, Samantha Berman, Bentley Black, Jessica Crouch, Saccha Dennis, Sam DiGiuseppe, Suzanna Dupree, Daniel Greenberg,Stephen Hernandez, Nathan Keen, William Joseph Lewis, Brooke Morrison, Jennifer Mote, Katie Murphy, Jennifer Noble, Fred Odgaard, Patrick Ortiz, Jason Sermonia,Stephanie Sy and Kasey Walker.
The show is in its 12th year at The Dominion in London's West End, one of London Theatreland's biggest theatres, making it the venue's longest-running production ever. We Will Rock You is now officially the 9th longest running show in the West End and was crowned the UK's favorite show at the 2011 Olivier Awards, the UK equivalent of the Tony Awards, in a category voted entirely by members of the public.
Outside of the UK, the show has now been seen in local productions in 17 countries, playing to an audience of over 15 million people.
We Will Rock You has tour dates booked in Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL, Pittsburgh, PA, Boston, MA, Nashville, TN, Minneapolis, MN, Thunder Bay, ON, Schenectady, NY, Raleigh, NC, Miami, FL, Fort Meyers, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, St. Louis, MO, Detroit, MI, Providence, RI, Morgantown, WV, New Haven, CT, Toronto, ON, Tampa, FL, Charlotte, NC, Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO, Seattle, WA and Los Angeles, CA. More cities will be announced soon.