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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Son Wrote A Little Prince Musical!!!

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the little prince musical on its way

Awww! We'd LOVE to see this!

During a recent interview, Andrew Lloyd Webber's son Nick opened up about his upcoming musical adaptation of Antoine De Saint-Exupery's classic children's book The Little Prince, which will debut at the UK's Lyric Belfast theater on December 1st.

Here's what Nick had to say about it:

"[I'm] very nervous. In terms of the pressure, I’m very aware there’s going to be some… attention, but I’d just like to think that the show will be judged on its own merits. That’s all anyone can ask for."

"For a long time, I dropped the Lloyd bit – to see what the reaction would be. I got some stuff on the radio – so I thought 'OK, I’m obviously not a complete idiot.’ Then I thought, 'Hang on, if other people are prepared to work with me without the surname then maybe I should just get on with it.'"

And here's Nick on whether or not his dad helped out with The Little Prince:

"He’s too busy for one thing. We did send him Act 1 when we finished it. I said to him, 'Be honest – don’t be Dad, be composer.’ And he gave us some notes – some of which we agreed with, some of which we didn’t."

For those of you who haven't read The Little Prince, here's how it's been described:

Written by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, THE LITTLE PRINCE tells the story of a pilot's unexpected crash landing in the Sahara Desert. While in the desert, the pilot meets the Little Prince — a young boy from another planet. The Prince shares his unique adventures that he experienced while traveling throughout the solar system. The book has been adapted into 180 different languages, various musical interpretations (including a children's version), and a film.

Such a wonderful, classic story! We're VERY curious to see if it translates well into musical form!

What do U think? Will The Little Prince make a good stage musical???

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9 comments to “Andrew Lloyd Webber's Son Wrote A Little Prince Musical!!!”

  1. 1

    Wow! I'm definitely interested! Little Prince does already have musical adaptations in different languages. I've seen a Polish musical version - it's very good!

  2. 2

    My favorite book of all time

  3. 3

    I've already booked to see this at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. Can't wait. Such a beautiful story and with such a strong team writing it, it should be great.

  4. 4

    As father as son!

  5. 5

    Are you an idiot? The ALREADY IS a musical version, on film and Bob Fosse dances and sings in it. It didn't do well, was VERY slow moving and sappy. Hopefully, a new version will bring some of the magic back to the core idea of the book

  6. 6

    The Bob Fosse movie is where Fosse, does his MoonWalk dance, which Jackson stole from the film

  7. 7

    There's also a French version of the musical (fitting, as the novel is French) which came out in 2002, which I thought was quite interesting. Curious to see how this one does, though I think the material will always sound more beautiful in its source language.

  8. 8

    The worst book I ever was forced to read for French all through school and university. I wouldn't dream of wasting my money on seeing a live production of this!

  9. 9

    Would love to see this if it comes to LA, or is made as a movie.