Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo revealed details about their stage musical Invinciblebased on William Shakespeare’s classic play Romeo and Juliet.
It runs from Nov. 22 to Dec. 17 at Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater in Beverly Hills, California, with tickets on sale now. The performance offers new and classic numbers by the pair, with Giraldo providing the orchestrations and arrangements.
“This inventive new work weaves their legendary catalog and inspired new songs through a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet“, producers said in a statement. “Invincible – The Musical takes place in the modern, war-torn metropolis of Verona, where the newly elected Chancellor Paris vows to destroy the progressive resistance and return the city to its traditional roots. Exploring how love and equality struggle for survival in times of great transformation, the story of the star-crossed lovers imagines peace in a divided world.”
Benatar and Giraldo added that “we are so excited that tickets are now on sale for the fully realized production. We have loved spending the last five years writing and collaborating with an amazing team and are thrilled to finally bring it to the stage. Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater is the perfect place to premiere it. It’s been a joyous journey and we look forward to having you on it.”
Invincible will be directed by Tiffany Nichole Green (a resident director of Hamilton), with a book by Bradley Bredeweg, the creator of The fetuses and Good problems TV shows. Further information and tickets can be purchased at TheWallis.org. Benatar and Giraldo are currently touring North America ahead of their induction into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame In November.
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