David Leveaux to Direct Iain Softley's Backbeat in the West End
The show is a stage adaptation Softley's award-winning 1994 film about the early years of the Beatles and centers on the triangular relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe, the band's original bassist and an accomplished painter, his best friend John Lennon, and Astrid Kirchherr, a beatnik German photographer who Sutcliffe fell in love with. Casting will be announced shortly.
Among the songs features in the production are such Beatles hits as "Twist & Shout," "Rock & Roll Music," "Long Tall Sally," "Please Mr Postman," and "Money."'
Leveaux' s many Broadway credits include the recent revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, as well as The Real Thing, Jumpers, Nine, Fiddler on the Roof, Betrayal, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Anna Christie.