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Back To The Future… the musical?

February 1st, 2014 by Marc Comments

Anyone who knows the Back To The Future trilogy will know that the year 2015 is important. Yes, flying cars, no more dust, weather control (we in Ireland wish!) and Jaws 19 are all due next year. But, as unlikely as that all is, there is one thing you can rely on… Back To The Future: The Musical.

Yes, the BBC are reporting that BTTF co-creators Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale are planning on teaming up with the original composer from the movies, Alan Silvestri, to come up with music and score for the show. Gale said: “We intend to use music from the movie along with brand new songs to make a version of Back to the Future that is fresh, entertaining and takes advantage of all the amazing things that can now be done on stage. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film.”

Silvestri will co-author the music and lyrics for the show with songwriter Glen Ballard, a six-time Grammy winner, who co-wrote and produced Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill album and co-wrote the music for the stage adaptation of Ghost.

Director Jamie Lloyd, who directed James McAvoy in Macbeth at London’s Trafalgar Studios last year, will direct the show.

More as we get it folks… but it looks like next year will warrant at least one trip to the theatre..

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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