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New Beatles Musical In The Works

The Beatles are coming to the theater stage again -- this time in a musical about the group's recording process.

The as-yet-untitled production is scheduled to open next April at London's Royal Albert hall, where a replica of the famed Studio Two in EMI's famed Abbey Road complex will be constructed. The show, according to producer Stig Edgren, "will be a musical documentary giving audiences an honest, respectful and accurate re-creation of how music history was made," showing the group recording songs from Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and other albums.

As for the cast, Edgren tells The Time in the U.K. that, "I didn't want it to be another lookalike show...We're not trying to look like The Beatles. We're trying to sound like them. The idea is you're watching them in recording session mode."

More details about the production are expected to be announced in the near future.

 

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.