Thou Shalt Not: The Ten Commandments Musical to Part the Red Curtain in Hollywood

News   Thou Shalt Not: The Ten Commandments Musical to Part the Red Curtain in Hollywood It's not the Harry Connick, Jr.-Susan Stroman Broadway musical, but "Thou Shalt Not" will soon be uttered on stage again in a new stage musical The Ten Commandments: The Spectacle Musical.

The stagework is set to open at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California in September, according to Variety.

Fashion designer Max Azria teams up with Charles Cohen and 7Art to produce the work, which has previously played in Europe but will undergo revisions with a new production team for its American debut.

Producer Cohen told the trade paper that the new staging will feature a new score by lyricist Meribeth Derry and composer Patrick Leonard. Pascal Obispo penned the original score.

French film director Elie Chouraqui ("Harrison's Flowers") — who founded 7Art — will once again direct the project with a co-director and an American choreographer — both of whom will be named later.

The grand-scale musical will feature a cast of 50 dancers and singers. The capitalization, according to Cohen would be in the range of $10-$15 million. Following an open-ended run in Los Angeles, the show hopes to launch a 17-month national tour with a possible stop at Radio City Music Hall.

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