It looks like theatergoers could get Sleepless after all!
We first told you about the proposed Sleepless in Seattle musical way back in 2009. As you may have noticed, it never happened.
The show has had trouble getting off the ground due to difficulty with the music part of the musical. Producer David Shor says:
“It was our conclusion that we didn’t feel that the music team we had was the horse we could ride to the end of this. They wrote some great music, but it wasn’t a whole show’s worth of great music.”
Composer Ben Toth (Liberal Arts) and lyricist Sam Forman (I Sing!) will be taking over songwriting duties this time.
This is the show's third musical team in as many years, and everyone involved is hoping this one will be the charm.
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