The world premiere of Sleepless The Musical, based on the Tristar Pictures Inc. film, has been postponed due to “an illness within the producer's family and overwhelming unexpected circumstances,” according to a press statement.
Sleepless, starring Danny Mac, Carley Stenson, Jennie Dale, and Cory English, was due to open at Theatre Royal Plymouth April 15, followed by engagements at The Lowry, Salford and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, prior to a West End run. No new date has been announced.
The new musical has a book by Michael Burdett, music by Robert Scott, and lyrics by Brendan Cull. The production was due to be directed by Morgan Young, with set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Sue Simmerling, lighting by Tim Lutkin, video design by Ian William Galloway, sound design by Avgoustos Psillas and Terry Jardine for Autograph, orchestrations and musical supervision by Larry Blank, wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey, and casting by Sarah Bird CDG.
The world premiere was to be presented by Michael Rose and David Shor, in association with Marc Toberoff and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin; a Theatre Royal Plymouth production.