Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Elton & Bernie Writing new Broadway Musical

Elton John is planning a return to Broadway as a composer with Bernie Taupin, and partner/husband David Furnish as producer. Furnish confirmed this last night at a glittery black tie fundraiser for the Elton John AIDS Foundation here in New York at Cipriani downtown.

The only thing I know is that the musical will be an original book, with new and old songs by Elton and Bernie.

Of course, this team has had mega success with “Billy Elliott,” and Elton had a hit years ago with “Aida.” No word yet on who will direct, but Stephen Daldry can’t be so far away.

- Showbiz 411

1 comment:

davidinIowa said...

One has to wonder if this production may be the rumored Elton&Bernie story. I hope so. They have written, over the years, several songs that reflect and delve into their partnership and the ups and downs of fame. Logical title? Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, of course!