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Gatsby Musical From Florence Welch and More to Premiere at A.R.T. in 2024

Welch collaborates with Pulitzer winner Martyna Majok and Thomas Bartlett on this new stage production.

Florence Welch and Martyna Majok
Florence Welch and Martyna Majok
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Gatsby, a new musical from Florence Welch, Thomas Bartlett, and Martyna Majok, will have its world premiere in 2024 at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge.

Based F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the new musical is to be directed by Rachel Chavkin and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. Music is by Grammy nominees Welch and Bartlett, with lyrics by Welch and book by Pulitzer winner Majok. Further details are forthcoming.

Gatsby is one of many new versions of the iconic (and now public domain) novel racing for the stage, a list that also includes Nathan Tysen, Jason Howland, and Kait Kerrigan's musical adaptation, and an immersive version that's expected to premiere at the Park Central Hotel New York this spring.

Originally published in 1925, The Great Gatsby follows eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby, who will stop at nothing in his tragic pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, a wealthy young woman whom he loved in his youth.