Sequel to Queen Musical We Will Rock You in the Works
16 Apr 2014
The creative team behind the long-running West End musical We Will Rock You are at work on a sequel to the production that using the songs of the rock band Queen for its score.
Queen band member Bryan May posted on his blog April 13 that a two-week workshop had been completed for what he described as We Will Rock You II -TSMGO, likely referencing the Queen song "The Show Must Go On." May is pictured along with book writer-director Ben Elton and cast members from the workshop.
The London production of the musical will end its run May 31 at the Dominion Theatre after a 12-year run. We Will Rock You is currently on a U.S. national tour, which launched in October 2013.
We Will Rock You has book and direction by Elton, music and music supervision by Queen/Roger Taylor and May.
The show has also now been performed in 28 countries around the globe, and has been seen by more than 16 million people.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.