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    Jeffrey Kare
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    A new stage musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, is in the works. Grammy nominated international rock star of Florence + the Machine Florence Welch and fellow Grammy nominee Thomas Bartlett are writing the score with a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok. Olivier Award nominee Rebecca Frecknall is set to direct the production. The timeline for a pre-Broadway engagement will be announced shortly.
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/THE-GREAT-GATSBY-Musical-Scored-by-Florence-Welch-and-Thomas-Bartlett-Headed-for-Broadway-20210428

    This is a story that has previously been adapted into 4 feature films and a TV movie, yet none of them have been considered to be successful in doing the original novel justice (at least by a majority of people). Can a stage musical actually do a much better job at it?

    Thoughts?

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    vinny
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    I want a ballad as daisy is throwing shirts everywhere lol

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    This strikes me as the kind of thing that sounds like it should work on stage but won’t. Stories rooted in the theme of social class strata have a rocky history on Broadway. Titanic did okay, but it also had a shipwreck.

    I like Florence Welch, but something based in the Jazz Age seems an odd stylistic choice for her.

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    Great Gatsby: The Musical.

    This is what Baz Luhrmann SHOULD’VE made.

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    I’m kind of the fence with this. I’d have to actually see it in person to render a verdict.

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