David Thompson, Susan Stroman, and John Kander will team up for the new musical The Beast in the Jungle.
David Thompson, Susan Stroman, and John Kander will team up for the new musical The Beast in the Jungle.
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The Beast in the Jungle, a new dance musical reuniting Chicago, Steel Pier, and The Scottsboro Boys collaborators John Kander, Susan Stroman, and David Thompson, will have its premiere as part of Vineyard Theatre's 2017-18 season off-Broadway. The news was first reported by Deadline.

Based on the novella by Henry James, the work tells the story of John Marcher, a man who spends his life in a state of unrequited love for a woman with whom he had a great but unfulfilled affair. Thompson pens the script, while Kander provides musical underscoring. Stroman will direct and choreograph the piece, which tells a story through dialogue and dance.

Full casting and additional information will be announced in the coming months.