New Musical About John Lennon

A musical about the life of former BEATLE JOHN LENNON is set to open on New York's Broadway next summer (05), in time for the 25th anniversary of his murder.

The show, titled LENNON and written and directed by TV veteran DON SCARDINO, will mainly include post-Beatles songs such as IMAGINE, GIVE PEACE A CHANCE and WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT.

It is due to start at San Francisco's Orpheum in April (05), before moving to Boston's Colonial and then to Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.

By this time, it will face competition from other musicals based on the lives of music legends, with GOOD VIBRATIONS, a musical based on THE BEACH BOYS' tunes, and ALL SHOOK UP, based on the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY.

Lennon was shot and killed by MARK CHAPMAN on 8 December 1980 outside his New York home.

16/09/2004 21:35

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