Well, it’s official, a Star Wars musical is in the works and headed just off the Great White Way. This spring fans of the saga will get to experience the beloved galaxy in a “most impressive” way when A Musical About Star Wars debuts.
- Broadway World is reporting that a Star Wars-inspired musical is heading off-Broadway this March and will officially open in May.
- As with most fan created projects, this show has an impressive and extremely long name.
- A Musical About Star Wars – or Why Star Wars is the Greatest Thing in the Galaxy, Much Much Better than Star Trek is set to play Theatre Row beginning March 14th.
- As for the actual opening night? That’s right, it will be May the Fourth.
About A Musical About Star Wars:
- “A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…a Staten Island Blockbuster Video to be exact…15 year old Taylor finds himself hanging out with 25 year old clerk, Scott. Bonding over their love of THE GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME (Star Wars, of course) the two formed a friendship that has brought them, present day, to the glamorous off-Broadway stage. Together the self-proclaimed "Millennial Falcon" and "Gen-X Winger" have created an epic musical that celebrates the magic, the fandom, and the legacy of all things Star Wars. That is, until their costar, an actress, activist, and recent graduate of AMDA, makes a startling admission. Basically, it's a show-within-a-show, it's a little meta, it's hella rad, and it will probably get overlooked by the Drama Desk nominating committee.”
- The musical was created by Tom D'Angora and written by Tom D'Angora, Taylor Crousore, and Scott Richard Foster.
- The show also features original score and lyrics by Billy Recce.
- A Musical About Star Wars stars:
- Taylor Crousore as Taylor
- Scott Richard Foster as Scott
- Emily McNamara as Emily
- Additional cast and creative team to be announced soon.
When and where to see it:
- A Musical About Star Wars will play at Theatre Row 410 W. 42nd St. off of 9th Ave.
- Starting March 14, showtimes will be offered Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:15pm.
- Tickets can be purchased at:
- The Theatre Row box office
- By calling 212-239-6200
- By visiting Telecharge.com
- For groups contact 212-889-4300 or 800-331-0472.