‘The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode” are among the songs to be included in the new musical of Back To The Future scheduled for the London stage based on the 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox. The script will be written by Robert Zemeckis (who directed the original movie and two sequels), along with the films’ co-writer and producer Bob Gale, and Jamie Lloyd. New music will come from Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard. Lloyd will also direct the production. “Rather than attempt to recreate such an iconic movie on stage, we have assembled a brilliant artistic team to discover a unique theatrical language to take audiences on a journey through time in a vibrant, unexpected way,” Lloyd says. “The production will include illusions, skateboarding and many other surprises that will capture the spirit of the film but freshly interpret it for a new audience.” Soutra Gilmour will oversee set and costume designs, while Paul Kieve handles illusions, Jon Clark does lighting design, and Alan Williams provides musical supervision. It also will have a skateboard consultant: Andrew Willis. Backers include Universal Stage Productions, London producer Colin Ingram, and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment as well as Donovan Mannato and CJ E&M.
By DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor | Friday January 31, 2014 @ 10:20am ESTTags: Back to the Future, Robert Zemeckis
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