The London press agency Borkowski PR issued a press release confirming the news. The announcement also says that Boy George — who wrote the musical — will be part of the Broadway cast.
Taboo is being imported from London by producer — and former talk show host — Rosie O'Donnell. As previously reported on Playbill On Line, Charles Busch is supplying an entirely new book for the musical, which concerns the life of George Alan O'Dowd, who is better known as pop star Boy George. A recent reading of the musical was held in New York City, helmed by its London director Christopher Renshaw.
John McDaniel will serve as the musical director, and Mark Dendy, who choreographed the Off-Broadway production of The Wild Party, will choreograph the Broadway mounting of Taboo. No dates have yet been announced, although there has been speculation that Kelly Osbourne may be part of the Broadway incarnation.
The musical Taboo mixes fact with fiction as it tells a love story against a backdrop of the gallery of characters who helped make the 1980’s London club scene the most exciting in the world. Among these personalities were Steve Strange, Leigh Bowery, Marilyn and Philip Sallon and Boy George himself. The show at London's The Venue — a converted church hall off Leicester Square — is directed by Renshaw.