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09th Jan 2020

Irish musical ‘Sing Street’ set for Broadway debut later this year

Sarah Finnan

“Rock and roll is a risk”.

Sing Street, the Irish musical based on the indie movie of the same name, is headed for Broadway.

Set in 1980s Dublin, the stage-adaptation adheres to the same plotline as the movie. Telling the story of Conor Lawlor, it follows a group of teens who form a band – all to impress a girl of course.

Reactions to the Off-Broadway premiere last year were overwhelmingly positive and so the musical is taking the show on the road again, this time to Broadway. Set to debut in New York’s Lyceum Theatre on April 19th 2020.

Many of the original Off-Broadway cast members will reprise their roles on Broadway, including stars Brenock O’Connor as Conor and Zara Devlin as Raphina.

This is the second movie by John Carney to make the transition to Broadway, with the Tony Award-winning Once having already taken to the stage as well.

Barbara Broccoli, in charge of the James Bond screen franchise, will head up the Sing Street musical production team.

(Header image: @singstreetmovie on Instagram)

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