A musical adaption of The Prince of Egypt based on the 1998 animated movie will play in London’s West End in 2020.
Following a private reading earlier this year, The Prince of Egypt stage musical will run at the Dominion Theatre from February. Tickets are now on sale.
Previews start on February 5, 2020 with an official opening night set for February 25. The currently planned limited engagement will run through until September 12.
The stage adaption will feature new music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz alongside the original songs he penned for the movie, including Oscar-winning track When You Believe.
Wicked and Pippin composer Schwartz will also direct while the movie’s original screenwriter Philip LaZebnik is working on the book. Scott Schwartz directs with choreography by Sean Cheesman.
Orchestrations will be by August Eriksmoen with musical supervision and arrangements from Dominick Amendum and musical direction by Dave Ros.
Set design comes from Kevin Depinet, costume design from Ann Hould-Ward, lighting from Mike Billings, sound by Gareth Owen, projections from Jon Driscoll and illusions by Chris Fisher.
Casting, by Jim Arnold, has yet to be announced.
A teaser for the musical adaption reads:
Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.
Produced by DreamWorks animation, The Prince of Egypt is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus and tells the journey of Moses as from being a prince of Egypt to his ultimate destiny to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.
The original movie featured an all star voice cast including Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren and Steve Martin.