In 2017, a musical premiered on Broadway called Prince of Broadway. It celebrated the life and career of the powerful and prolific Broadway producer and director Harold Prince, whose career spanned nearly seven decades before he died last year, aged 91. That career retrospective turned out to be his final directing credit amongst shows that earned him a record 21 Tony Awards, including eight for directing the original landmark productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company,... Read more
A new stage musical based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture The Prince of Egypt is scheduled to resume its open-ended run at Dominion Theatre, with full capacity performances from 6 Sept. 2021.
The musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who write the songs of Wicked, with a book by the film's writer Philip LaZebnik, and will be directed by Scott Schwartz.
Featuring songs such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey's hit , plus "Deliver Us", "All I Ever Wanted" and "Through Heaven's Eyes", The Prince of Egypt is based on the book of Exodus and tells the story of Moses, who was born a child of Israel, and brought up in Egypt after he was found by Pharoah's wife in a wicker basket floating on the Nile.
The Prince of Egypt musical will resume performances at the Dominion Theatre on 6 Sept. 2021. Tickets are on sale now.
The film, which was released in 1998, featured the voice acting of Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock and Patrick Stewart. Casting for The Prince of Egypt stars Luke Brady as Moses, Liam Tamne as Ramses, Alexia Khadime as Miriam and Christine Allado as Tzipporah.
While the musical received a reading in London in early 2019, it has previously been staged in North America in 2017, with a run at TheatreWorks in California. The musical will feature 10 brand new songs, and will include "When You Believe".
Please note: for the safety of audiences and The Prince of Egypt company, and out of an abundance of caution in allowing for delays in the current steps set out in UK Government’s roadmap, performances between Thursday 1 July and Saturday 4 September 2021 will take place under Step 3 protocols (social distancing). Performances from Monday 6 September 2021 onwards will operate under Step 4 protocols (all legal limits on social contact removed). The entire epic stage production, complete with its cast and orchestra of almost 60 artists, will be presented in its original form at all performances.
Image courtesy DreamWorks Animation