A spokesperson for the production based on Aldous Huxley's tome confirmed to Playbill On-Line that the new musical is looking toward a 2004-05 debut on The Great White Way. A Brave New World features a book by Alexander Marshall and a score by Jonnie Rockwell. Ken Russell will direct the musical, which is being produced by Jeremie R. Rachunow and Brave New World Enterprises and the Ideal Entertainment Group. No casting has been announced. Published in 1931, "Brave New World" envisions a world of tomorrow in which people are genetically designed to be passive. Art and religion have been abolished in this new society, and people are reproduced by artificial fertilization.
Born in England in 1894, Aldous Huxley's other works include "Crome Yellow," "Antic Hay," "Those Barren Leaves," "Point Counter Point," "Eyeless in Gaza," "The Doors of Perception" and "Heaven and Hell." Huxley moved to California in 1934 where he lived until his death in 1963.