'Seeking Susan' Musical, with Blondie Songs, to Play London?
Variety reports that a musical version of 1985 cult film Desperately Seeking Susan may premiere in the West End at the Gielgud Theatre in November.
The show, to be directed by Angus Jackson (Carousel, Promises, Promises, Dealer's Choice) and produced by Susan Gallin, Ron Kastner, Mark Rubinstein and Old Vic Productions, will feature numbers from the song catalog of Blondie, the New York-based New Wave band behind hit songs such as "Heart of Glass," "One Way or Another," "Rapture," and "Call Me."The Susan Seidelman-directed film Desperately Seeking Susan, which earned Rosanna Arquette a Golden Globe nomination and co-starred worldwide music sensation Madonna, tells the story of a bored suburban housewife who becomes fascinated with a woman she learns about through the personals section of a New York City Paper, and is known as a fond document of New York City's New Wave scene in the 1980s.Other productions premiering as part of the 2007-2008 West End season include Richard Maltby, Jr. David Shire's Take Flight, based on the Wright Brothers Story, Royal Ballet at Covent Garden's The Seven Deadly Sins, which stars Martha Wainwright, and Lyric Hammersmith's Absolute Beginners, based on Colin MacInnes' 1959 novel. Upcoming transferring productions include Fiddler on the Roof (May 29), The Drowsy Chaperone (June 5), The Lord of the Rings (June 19) and Hairspray (previewing in October), as well as Grease and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, both currently being cast on reality TV and set to start performances in July.
More Hot Stories For You
Actors' Equity Association released the following statement after a report in the New York Times that members of West Side Story have become concerned... (read more)
VIDEO: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Cast Reacts To Rob McClure in Costume
Mrs. Doubtfire's Rob McClure posted a teaser video on his Instagram of the first time the cast saw him in his prosthetics! Watch below to see the proc... (read more)
Photo Flash: PRINCE OF EGYPT Cast Poses For All New Portraits
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the brand-new musical that is now in previews at London's Dominion Theatre, has released a series of principal cast character por... (read more)
SIX Hits 100,000,000 Spotify and Apple Music Streams; Second Only to HAMILTON in Musical Theatre Genre
Producers of Six have revealed that it has been streamed 100,000,000 times on Spotify and Apple Music.... (read more)
Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRINCE OF EGYPT in the West End
Brand-new musical THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is now in previews at London's Dominion Theatre. Get a first look at the cast in action in the photographs below... (read more)
Photo Flash: Original Stars Carol Lawrence and Jaime Sanchez Return to WEST SIDE STORY
Tonight (tonight)'s the night! Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove's new production of West Side Story opens tonight, February 20, at the Broadway Theatre.... (read more)