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High Fidelity Spins Into Bway After Fall Boston Tryout

High Fidelity, Amanda Green, Tom Kitt and David Lindsay-Abaire's new pop musical based on the best-selling book by Nick Hornby, is set to begin Broadway previews in late November and open in December. The musical, presented as part of Broadway Across America - Boston, will first play a tryout Boston's Colonial Theatre from September 26th through October 22nd.

A Broadway theatre has not yet been announced for High Fidelity, but Tony Award-winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago) has signed on to direct. Christopher Gattelli (Altar Boyz) will choreograph.

High Fidelity concerns Rob, "a record store owner who knows almost everything about pop music, but almost nothing about how to hang onto a girl. Rob's love life, already a broken record of heartache, falls off the charts completely when he gets dumped by Laura….but that just sets him up for one of the top 5 romantic comebacks ever," according to press notes.  The Hornby novel inspired a hit 2000 film starring John Cusack; it also featured Jack Black, Catherine Zeta Jones, Lili Taylor and others.

The story of the film, which was set in Chicago (and not the London of the novel), will be moved to New York for the musical version.

With music by Kitt (musical supervisor, Debbie Does Dallas), lyrics by Green (For the Love of Tiffany), and a book by Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers), High Fidelity will be produced by Jeffrey Seller, Robyn Goodman and Kevin McCollum (Avenue Q).

High Fidelity will feature a design team led by Anna Louizos (sets), Theresa Squire (costumes), Ken Billington (lighting), and Acme Sound Partners (sound).

Boston's Colonial Theatre is located at 106 Boylston Street (near Tremont Street). Tickets can be ordered by calling (866) 523-7469. Visit for more information.

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