F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel “The Nice Gatsby” is being tailored right into a stage musical, with Florence Welch in tow.
The Florence + the Machine frontwoman will function the present’s lyricist and composer, writing the music with Thomas Bartlett (often known as Doveman). The 2 collaborated on the “Recreation of Thrones” tune “Jenny of Oldstones.”
“This e book has haunted me for a big a part of my life,” Welch mentioned in a press release. “It incorporates a few of my favourite strains in literature. Musicals had been my past love, and I really feel a deep connection to Fitzgerald’s damaged romanticism. It’s an honor to have been provided the prospect to re-create this e book in tune.”
The announcement of a brand new musical adaptation was inevitable as “The Nice Gatsby” entered the general public area this yr. Since then, new books (one involving vampires) have already taken inventive liberties with the Jazz Age story.
The stage has seen satirical takes and sequel-like retellings. This musical model is deliberate to play ultimately on Broadway, which hasn’t entertained a “Gatsby” since George Cukor directed a straight play manufacturing in 1926. (One Broadway try — with music by Lee Pockriss, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh (“Peter Pan”) and a e book by Hugh Wheeler (“Sweeney Todd”) — was scheduled to start performances in 1969, however by no means did.)
As for the brand new adaptation, Martyna Majok will write the e book, and Rebecca Frecknall will direct. The timeline and placement of a pre-Broadway engagement will likely be introduced later.
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