Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sleeping Beauty on Broadway

There are several articles with this latest news but this article was the most informative however brief: Regina Spektor To Write Music For Broadway Show

The singer-songwriter will write the music for a planned Broadway musical called Beauty, based on the fairy tale classic “Sleeping Beauty.”

Spektor is set to collaborate with the lyricist Michael Korie (Broadway’s Grey Gardens) and the director Tina Landau (Superior Donuts).

Beauty is tentatively planned for the 2011-2012 Broadway season after an out-of-town tryout.

Beauty is being presented as an expansion of Landau’s 2002 one-act play produced by the La Jolla Playhouse. The updated Beauty uses the 1812 Grimm fairy tale Sleeping Beauty as a jumping-off point for a ‘contemporary and hauntingly provocative story of beauty lost and beauty found,’ according to a press release statement.

I love that the number of larger budget film and theatre productions of fairy tale interpretations is increasing again...

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