Just interested in some examples of shows that were announced but for whatever reason never materialised. The one that comes to my mind is the BOMBSHELL musical that was announced but seems to be dead with the recent news that a SMASH musical is in development.
Rebecca, Nerds, Funny Girl revival
The Heart of Robin Hood. Was announced for the Marquis Theatre in Spring of 2015, then cancelled in January.
Sorry to be pedantic, but I feel like it isn't fair to say that many of these shows "never materialized," when in fact, they had already played out of town. I feel like the OP was probably asking more about musicals that were announced to begin development, but never saw the light of day. EDIT: I missed Kad's post making the same point. Sorry!
OK, Rebecca and Nerds had materialized outside of Broadway. But I don't think the Lauren Ambrose Funny Girl played anywhere. Do revivals count?Edit: Playbill has a list of upcoming Broadway shows, some from the "In the Works" section haven't materialized yet, Like Magic Mike. https://www.playbill.com/article/schedule-of-upcoming-and-announced-broadway-shows-com-113677
A musical based on Archie Comics
God's Other Son: The Musical, book by Don Imus and Charles McCord, music and lyrics by Kinky Friedman, directed by Jerry Zaks. A musicalization of Imus' "Billy Sol Hargus" character, based on the novelized back-story of same. Announced in the afterword to an early Nineties paperback edition of the novel, and written about in articles discussing Friedman's career in the late Eighties, but never went anywhere.
I'm still waiting for the Diane Warren catalogue musical.
There was a Singin' in the Rain revival announced staring Derek Hough back in 2016 or 2017 but it just never happened. My high school choir was going to NYC and we ran a poll on what show to see, and Singin' in the Rain won, but we ended up seeing Aladdin instead.
Did anything ever come of the Garfield musical? I know Jim Davis prepared years worth of comics in advance to concentrate on writing it.
GrantGrant said: "There was a Singin' in the Rain revival announced staringDerek Hough back in 2016 or 2017 but it just never happened. My high school choir was going to NYC and we ran a poll on what show to see, and Singin' in the Rain won, but we ended up seeing Aladdin instead."Harvey Weinstein can't produce from prison
INTERMISSION! THE MUSICAL! , a sensationally funny new musical from the master of wacky comedies including cinematic sensations Airplane! and The Naked Gun, Jerry Zucker. INTERMISSION! is the story of two dim-witted brothers who come to Potku-Potku (a tiny monarchy located... somewhere...) after receiving an email from someone they never heard of, claiming that money has been left to them by a relative they never knew they had. They each fall in love, get caught up in a military coup, join a band of revolutionaries and have to save the country-of course. The book is by Zucker, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Zucker directs with choreography and staging by Anthony Van Laast.
'Sleeping Beauty' by Trisha Ward was due to open in Dublin, years ago, starring Ria Jones as an evil queen. There was a website with a cast album - I vividly recall Ria as an evil queen singing "It wasn't Me"... but its never been heard of since.
Was Funny Girl with Lea Michele ever actually announced or was it just Michele herself talking about it hoping to get it green lit by making enough people excited about it. Backfired.
Lloyd Webber announced The Master and Margarita before Stephen Ward if I remember correctly. Wasn't Sondheim working on something before Road Show?
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