Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A McCartney Musical

In the trend of musicals-I-never-expected-to-see but still may be pretty interesting (think Tommy)

"Paul McCartney is at work on a stage musical drawn from his working class childhood in Liverpool, The Sunday Telegraph of London reported.

Though theaters in the West End are likely to vie to present the show, Mr. McCartney, 64, may decide to open it in Liverpool in 2008, the city’s year as European Capital of Culture, the newspaper said. Kate Robbins, a 47-year-old actress who is his cousin and a collaborator on the venture, said, “It is based on Paul’s classical work ‘The Liverpool Oratorio.’ ” NyTimes

"Sir Paul McCartney is planning a stage show based on his life, according to the Telegraph.

The UK paper quotes the former Beatle's cousin, the actress Kate Robbins, as saying that McCartney will approve the music and serve as musical director. The music is based on The Liverpool Oratorio — McCartney's first classical work, which he composed with Carl Davis in 1991 to commemorate his home city's 150th anniversary.

Robbins is also working on the adaptation, along with the writer Steve Brown." playbill

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