Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater Create Alice In Wonderland Inspired Musical

Based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 masterpiece "The Awakening of Spring," Spring Awakening is the contemporary musical adaptation of one of literature's most controversial plays. The musical - which was awarded eight 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical, and continues to tour nationally today - features music by Duncan Sheik ("Barely Breathing"), and book and lyrics by Steven Sater (Carbondale Dreams). Now, the team has reportedly set their sights on re-imagining another classic for London's National Theatre: Alice in Wonderland.

According to whatsonstage.com, the pair is in the process of writing the show commissioned by The National Theatre to be presented this fall, entitled ALICE BY HEART. Following the November presentation, the show aims for the Connections Festival in February 2012. One of the shows which play at the Connections Festival will then play the National next summer. 

Lance Horne ("First Things Last") served as musical director, and Jessie Nelson directs an ongoing two-week London workshop.



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