"We have another one all ready to go with Tommy Tune directing," co-librettist Marshall Brickman told Playbill.com about his upcoming project. "It's called Turn of the Century. It's an original new musical with a wonderful new composing team."
Brickman declined to detail the plot of the show, preferring to keep it a secret. He did say it would be a period piece. Work is expected to begin before the end of the year.
Tune is currently starring in the touring production of Dr. Doolittle — which is currently scheduled through the end of July. The director-choreographer-performer has garnered nine Tony Awards for his work on Seesaw, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Nine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel The Musical and The Will Rogers Follies.
Brickman penned the book for the Tony Award-nominated new musical Jersey Boys with Rick Elice. The duo retell the story of the famed group The Four Seasons through the use of their songs. The musical was the first venture into musical theatre for both writers.
Future projects for the team also include a play ("because we don't want to be pigeonholed," [as musical writers] quipped Brickman) and another musical (Elice explained "We were just hired to do an adaptation and we're sort of romancing Phil [Collins] possibly to do the music and lyrics.").