‘Nice Gatsby’ musical with Florence Welch will get inexperienced gentle

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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 (also referred to as Doveman). The 2 collaborated on the “Recreation of Thrones” track “Jenny of Oldstones.”

“This e-book has haunted me for a big a part of my life,” Welch stated in a press release. “It accommodates a few of my favourite traces in literature. Musicals have been my old flame, and I really feel a deep connection to Fitzgerald’s damaged romanticism. It’s an honor to have been provided the possibility to re-create this e-book in track.”

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 artistic 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 probably be introduced later.

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