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It has been announced that the upcoming premiere of Sleepless the Musical has been postponed.
In a press release today it was stated that "due to an illness within the producer’s family and overwhelming unexpected circumstances, Sleepless The Musical has been postponed. The producer hopes to have further news of the future of the production next year."
The world premiere of Sleepless the Musical based on the Tristar Pictures Inc. film Sleepless in Seattle was set to star Danny Mac, Carley Stenson, Jennie Dale and Cory English and was due to open at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 1 to 15 April, followed by a week at The Lowry, Salford from 25 to 29 April, and finishing at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin from 2 to 13 May, prior to a West End run.
The new musical has a book by Michael Burdett, music by Robert Scott and lyrics by Brendan Cull. It was to be directed by Morgan Young with set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Sue Simmerling, lighting by Tim Lutkin, video design by Ian William Galloway, sound design by Avgoustos Psillas and Terry Jardine for Autograph, orchestrations and musical supervision by Larry Blank, and wig and hair design by Richard Mawbey.
Described as an "enchanting new romantic musical comedy based on the original story and screenplay of the movie classic 'Sleepless In Seattle', Sleepless tells the heart-warming tale of Sam, who moves to Seattle with his eight year-old son, Jonah, following the tragic death of his wife. When Jonah phones a radio show, Sam is forced to talk about his broken heart and sleepless nights live on air, and he suddenly finds himself one of the most sought after single men in America and a great news story for feisty journalist Annie on the opposite side of the country."
Further information regarding Sleepless the Musical is hoped to be announced in 2018.