Friday, June 01, 2007

Frankly My Dears...

Frankly My Dears...

Playbill has confirmed that Trevor Nunn will helm the world premiere of the Gone With The Wind musical that's been gestating for the past three years. "Thought" to be based more on the epic Margaret Mitchell novel rather than the film, the score will be composed by a sociologist named Margaret Martin -- how's that for confusing.

The West End will receive the world premiere in April 2008 at the New London Theatre. Still no word on casting, but rumors persist that Hugh Jackman will take on Rhett Butler, while Jill Paice will portray Scarlett O'Hara -- given that the latter is currently starring in Curtains, maybe she'll be able to steel away a swatch of material now to design that notorious dress.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Related Stories:
Gone With The Wind The Musical? (February 22, 2007)

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At 01 June, 2007, Anonymous E said...

I do believe that there was a notorious flop called "Scarlett" or something along these lines many years ago. Leslie Ann Warren played Scarlett, and it tanked.

This should be interesting...

At 01 June, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

You're right. Back in 1973, a production planned for Broadway never left LA starring the wonderful Lesley Ann Warren as Scarlett, but the reviews panned the show that it never made it any further.

At 01 June, 2007, Blogger SarahB said...

Oh just think of the sassy songstress who will lend melisma to "Mammy"! Otherwise, oy vey.

At 01 June, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Of course, if they really did manage to snare Hugh Jackman . . . it would be great to see him use his true singing voice rather than the way he tried emulating the rather nasally imitation of Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz.


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