The Prince of Egypt Musical in London’s West End has been filmed for release.
Adapted from the 1998 DreamWorks animated movie, The Prince of Egypt musical opened at the Dominion Theatre in London in February 2020.
Unfortunately shows were quickly cancelled when the pandemic forced theatres to shutdown. The production reopened from 1 July 2021 and previously announced it would play its final performance on 8 January 2022.
However there’s good news, with the West End production captured in camera for broadcast. Details about the release are to be announced.
Originally 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 stage adaption has a book by Philip LaZebnik and features brand new music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz alongside the original songs he penned for the movie, including Oscar-winning track When You Believe.
The current West End cast is led by Luke Brady as Moses, Liam Tamne as Ramses, Christine Allado as Tzipporah and Alexia Khadime as Miriam.
The stage production is directed by Scott Schwartz with choreography by Sean Cheesman, set design by Kevin Depinet, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Mike Billings, sound design by Gareth Owen, projection design by Jon Driscoll, illusions by Chris Fisher, hair, wigs and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, musical supervision and arrangements by Dominick Amendum and musical direction by Dave Rose. The casting director is Jim Arnold CDG and children’s casting director Verity Naughton CDG.
An original London West End cast recording was previously released, nominated for a Grammy Award.