New musical Sing Street will officially transfer to Broadway
The Broadway premiere of Sing Street is set to begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre on March 26, 2020.
The current world premiere production of Sing Street, based on John Carney's 2016 indie film, will transfer directly to Broadway this spring. The new musical is currently running at New York Theatre Workshop through January 26, 2020, and is now scheduled to begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway on March 26, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 19.
Sing Street features a book by Tony Award winner Enda Walsh, with music and lyrics by John Carney and Gary Clark.
Synopsis: "Dublin, 1985. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies across the Irish Sea. Sixteen-year-old Conor and his schoolmates turn to music to escape troubles at home and impress a mysterious girl. With a score that embraces the new wave sounds of the era, Sing Street celebrates the thrill of first love and the power of music."
The current New York Theatre Workshop cast, transferring to the Great White Way, includes "Game of Thrones" star Brenock O'Connor (as Conor), alongside Max Bartos (as Darren), Brendan C. Callahan (as Gary), Billy Carter (as Robert), Zara Devlin (as Raphina), Jakeim Hart (as Larry), Martin Moran (as Brother Baxter), Anne L. Nathan (as Sandra), Johnny Newcomb (as Barry), Gian Perez (as Kevin), Sam Poon (as Eamon), Skyler Volpe (as Anne), and Amy Warren (as Penny). Additional casting for Broadway will be announced shortly.
Aside from his role as Olly on the global phenomenon that is HBO's "Game of Thrones," Mr. O'Connor has also appeared on the BBC series "Dickensian," Sky's "Living the Dream," and the BBC's "The Split." He has also starred as The Artful Dodger on the UK tour of Oliver! and Sing Street marks his New York stage debut.
Under the direction of Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman, the creative team behind Sing Street features choreography by Sonya Tayeh, music direction by Fred Lassen, music supervision & orchestrations by Martin Lowe, scenic & costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Darron L West, and dialect coaching by Deborah Hecht.
Sing Street is produced on Broadway by Barbara Broccoli, Brian Carmody, Patrick Milling Smith, Michael Wilson, Orin Wolf and Frederick Zollo.
Tickets for the Broadway premiere will be available soon.
(Photo by Matthew Murphy)