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Go-Go’s musical heading to Broadway

By | Published on Thursday 14 December 2017

The Go-Go's

A new musical based on the music of The Go-Go’s will move to Broadway next year. Co-produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, ‘Head Over Heels’ pairs the 80s new wave band’s music with sixteenth century romance story ‘Arcadia’. Obviously.

First performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015, and adapted for the stage by ‘Avenue Q’ writer Jeff Whitty, the musical has been developed in a number of theatres since. Despite mixed reviews, it will transfer to Broadway next year for the 2018/19 season. Before that, it will appear at the Curran Theater in San Francisco from late April into May.

In a statement, the band said: “If you told us 30 years ago that our songs were going to be in a musical, we’d have said, ‘Of course they’ll be on Broadway!’ None of us would have really believed it, though”.

The show is directed by Michael Mayer, who also oversaw Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ musical, which I totally forgot was a thing.



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