Musical Adaptation of DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt to Play London’s West End

London News   Musical Adaptation of DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt to Play London’s West End
The musical, featuring a score by Stephen Schwartz, will begin its U.K. bow in February 2020.
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The new musical The Prince of Egypt, based on the 1998 DreamWorks animated film of the same name, will play London’s West End next year. Performances will begin at the Dominion Theatre February 5, 2020, with an official opening set for February 25.

A private reading took place in London earlier this year.

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The musical features several of the songs Stephen Schwartz penned for the movie (including the Oscar-winning “When You Believe”), as well as new numbers that the Wicked and Pippin composer wrote specifically for the stage. Writing the book is original screenwriter Philip LaZebnik.

Scott Schwartz (Stephen Schwartz's son) will direct the London staging, having previously helmed the show's 2017 world premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in a co-production with Fredericia Teater Denmark. Sean Cheesman also returns as choreographer.

READ: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Receive 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award

The limited engagement is scheduled to run through September 12. Casting and additional creative team will be announced later.

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