Julie Andrews and Emma Walton's "The Great American Mousical," the 2006 children's book about a community of theatrical mice living beneath Broadway, is being developed as a musical for Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre in Connecticut.
Andrews would direct the production in a future season at the Terris, the Chester, CT, venue for new and developing works. A writing team for the musical will be announced. No production timeline has been announced.
In "The Great American Mousical," a troupe of theatrical mice live and perform in a miniature world under Times Square. Theatrical terms like "ingenue" and "diva" and "musical director" are peppered throughout the book. Mice character names are borrowed from iconic Broadway shows (there's a "Mrs. Anna," a "Sky," a "Rose," a "Wendy"). Tony Award winner Tony Walton (Andrews' former husband) illustrated the book.
Andrews directed the 2003 Goodspeed Musicals revival of The Boyfriend, which is the show that made her a star back in the 1950s.
Julie Andrews — who was born in Surrey, England — starred on Broadway in the original productions of The Boyfriend, My Fair Lady and Camelot, the stage version of Victor/Victoria, and in the Off-Broadway Stephen Sondheim revue, Putting It Together. She won an Academy Award for her work in "Mary Poppins" and Oscar nominations for "The Sound of Music" and "Victor/Victoria."
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You