'The Prince Of Egypt' Is Being Turned Into A Musical
The Prince of Egypt, the 1998 animated film which tells the story of Moses, is being turned into a musical in London.
Heading for the stage, the new production will premiere in the Dominion Theatre in February 2020 as is set to include five songs from the original Dreamworks movie including the iconic Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston hit, 'When You Believe,' which won the award for Best Original Song at the 1999 Academy Awards.
Fans going to see the story of Moses parting the Red Sea will also be treated to 10 new songs.
While the casting of lead characters such as Moses, Rameses, Miriam, Tzipporah and Aaron have yet to be announced, it's been revealed Sean Cheesman will be responsible for choreography.
Jim Arnold, who animated the movie 21 years ago, announced he will be doing the casting for the musical.
On Twitter he wrote: "Very excited to announce I am casting The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre, opening in February 2020. I loved the animated film when it was released in the cinema 21 years ago, and am thrilled to be working on this new stage adaptation for the West End."
The musical will run for 32 weeks with the show's official debut on February 25th.
Me: You ever think about how Prince of Egypt is one of the best animated movies - no, movies of all time? And its soundtrack is absolutely mindblowing. Also did you know that its the only Exodus movie approved by all three major Abrahamic religions? pic.twitter.com/OiLaMx3fXL
- isa! (@larisangela) May 3, 2019
The Prince of Egypt tells the story of the Book of Exodus, where Egyptian Prince Moses discovers his roots as a Jewish slave and embarks on a quest to free his people. When his plea is denied by his brother Rameses, the new pharaoh of Egypt, a series of horrific plagues strike the country.
Moses finally leads the Israelites to freedom by parting the Red Sea and drowning the Egyptian army.
The original film was voiced by Val Kilmer in a dual role, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, and Martin Short.
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