Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Musical Sleepless In Seattle To Open In The West End

Scene from the movie Sleepless In SeattleExciting news theatre fans. One of the 90's most popular movies is heading to London. Not only that but it's a musical. Sleepless in Seattle, which is based on the 1993 film of the same name, is set to begin performances on March 25, 2017 at the Theatre Royal Plymouth's Lyric Theatre. As of now it is scheduled to play thru April 17 prior to it's run in the West End.

The show, which is written by Jeff Arch (co-writer of the film),and features a score by Ben Toth and Sam Forman, first premiered at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2013. It was directed by it's Artistic Director Sheldon Epps, who continues in that role for this new production. Oh and one other thing. The show is now being called Sleepless. Now I know what you're thinking. It's still set in Seattle right? Don't worry. It is. Now for those of you who are not familiar with the movie, here is a synopsis about the show to tell you more.

Sleepless tells the story of Sam Baldwin, and his eight year old son Jonah,who move to Seattle following the death of his wife Maggie. One night Jonah, who is eager for his father to remarry, calls into a radio talk show, and convinces Sam to tell his story.

Before long Sam is one of the most popular single man in America. Little does he know that Baltimore resident Annie Reed who heard his tale, soon falls for him. A man she he has never met. Can true love happen between two people who have never met?

Well I'm sold. Of course I love the movie so it's really no surprise. Tickets for the new musical are not on sale as of yet. However you can bet that when they do, we will be selling them. Stay tuned for this website for more info. Until next time theatre fans.

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