NEW YORK(RUSHPRNEWS) AUGUST 20, 2008–Canada is to stage the world premiere of The Boys in the Photograph, the latest musical collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton.Â The Boys in the Photograph has been developed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton from their musical The Beautiful Game, which opened in London in 2001 and received the Criticsâ€˜ Circle Award for Best Musical.
The new work will be directed by Elton and staged at the Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg from April 25 to May 23, 2009. The David Mirvish co-production will then move to the Canon Theatre in Toronto in June 2009.
The musical is a coming of age story about a group of young men and women in Belfast in the late 1960s who are involved with a local football team at the start of a 30-year civil war. The story follows those who are drawn in to the conflict and those who stand aside, wanting only to live in peace. It is a story of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation.
Canadian actors, Jeff Madden, Erika Peck and Richard McMillan will take to the stage as the main characters. Madden will play John Kelly, a local football star coming of age in the political upheaval, Peck will play his girlfriend and McMillan plays the coach of the football team, who is the minister of the local church.
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NEWS SOURCE: Andrew Lloyd Webber