Alex Timbers at Work on Two New Stage Musicals

News   Alex Timbers at Work on Two New Stage Musicals One is based on the haunted-house film comedy Beetlejuice.
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Two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers, who was recently let go as director of the forthcoming stage version of the hit film Frozen, is currently at work on two new stage projects, according to the New York Post.

The director, whose Broadway credits include Rocky, Peter and the Starcatcher and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, is currently helming a stage version of the 1988 film Beetlejuice, which is scheduled to arrive on Broadway in the 2018-19 season. The Tim Burton haunted house comedy, which featured Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, won an Academy Award for Best Makeup. No timetable for the production was reported.

Timbers' other project is a Public Theater workshop of Saint Joan, David Byrne's new musical about Joan of Arc, which opens in February 2017, as previously reported. Timbers and Byrne collaborated on Here Lies Love, the Imelda Marcos musical that was a hit for the Public in 2013.

The New York daily reports that the new musical draws upon St. Joan, St. Joan of the Stockyards and The Triumph of St. Joan.

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