Florence Welch is heading to Broadway after writing the songs for a brand new musical model of The Nice Gatsby.
The Florence + the Machine singer has penned the lyrics for the present tunes, which she composed with Thomas Bartlett for the theatre adaptation of the traditional F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.
The Nice Gatsby, A New Musical will characteristic a e-book by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok, and be directed by Rebecca Frecknall, with Warner Music Group boss Len Blavatnik, Amanda Ghost, and Robert Fox serving as producers.
In a press release, Welch mentioned: “This e-book has haunted me for a big a part of my life. It comprises a few of my favorite traces in literature.
“Musicals have been my old flame, and I really feel a deep connection to Fitzgerald’s damaged romanticism. It’s an honour to have been provided the possibility to recreate this e-book in tune.”
Welch already has an expert hyperlink to The Nice Gatsby – she and her bandmates contributed the tune Over the Like to the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 movie adaptation, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as millionaire Jay Gatsby, and Carey Mulligan as socialite Daisy Buchanan.
Producers Ghost and Fox insist the timing is ideal for the brand new musical, the primary main new musical manufacturing introduced for Broadway because the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the famed New York theatre district in March 2020.
Plans for a pre-Broadway run, full with casting particulars, are anticipated to be introduced sooner or later.