New Trip of Love Musical Will Showcase 1960s Hits

News   New Trip of Love Musical Will Showcase 1960s Hits Will it be the ultimate jukebox musical? Producers have announced plans to produce Trip of Love, a musical dance revue set to 25 hit songs of the 1960s, this fall Off-Broadway.

Created, directed and choreographed by James Walski, Trip of Love will begin previews in September and open in October at the Little Shubert Theatre on New York's Theatre Row on West 42nd Street.

Walski has three Broadway credits, as a dancer in On Your Toes (1983) and Starlight Express (1987), and as "resident choreographer" of Saturday Night Fever (1999).

Trip of Love had its world premiere at the Theatre Brava! in Osaka, Japan. The score includes "Blowin’ In The Wind,” “Born To Be Wild,” “California Dreamin’,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” “White Rabbit,” “You Don’t Own Me” and many more, performed by a 23-member cast and a 10-piece orchestra.

Songbook musicals from the '60s have included hits such as Motown, Beatlemania and the current Jersey Boys and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Shorter runs were achieved by shows like Good Vibrations, Rain, The Look of Love and Baby, It's You!.

Trip of Love is being produced by Makoto Deguchi, one of the producers of the long-running Blue Man Group. In a prepared statement Deguchi said, “The songs audiences will hear and the dances they will find themselves watching are nothing short of spectacular, and I am thrilled to bring this giant of a show to the Little Shubert Theatre, where everyone can experience the Trip of Love adventure in an exciting, personal and intimate way.” The show's scenic design consultant is Tony Award winner Robin Wagner (The Producers, Dreamgirls), and the costume designer is Tony winner Gregg Barnes (Aladdin, Kinky Boots).

Ticketing and casting information have not yet been announced.

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