Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST

By: Jul. 07, 2018
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It Happened in Key West, a major new romantic comedy musical, will get its world premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season from Wednesday 4 July.

Richard Curtis crossed with Tim Burton, funny, shocking and deeply moving, this new American musical will make you re-examine what you believe about the nature of love, loyalty and commitment (either to a person or an asylum!).

It Happened in Key West is inspired by true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West, Florida, in the 1930s. After decades of searching for his dream girl, eccentric scientist Carl finally finds Elena, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis. But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. He steals Elena's body from the graveyard and takes her home, embarking on the most ambitious "fixer upper" project in history as he tries to bring his beloved back to life...

Broadway actor Wade McCollum (The Wizard in Wicked) is Carl and Alyssa Martyn is the tragic love of his life, Elena.

It Happened in Key West has Book, Music and Lyrics By Jill Santoriello, Book and Additional Lyrics by Jason Huza, Book and Original Concept by Jeremiah James.It will be directed and choreographed by Marc Robin, who has staged almost 400 productions across the US, earning multiple awards and nominations.

Photo Credit: Darren Bell



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