News: SIX producers to develop four new British musicals

April 7, 2021
News: SIX producers to develop four new British musicals

Perfect Pitch (including Wendy and Andy Barnes, producers of SIX)  and Broadway Licensing have announced a new musical partnership.

The pairing will see them commission, develop, produce and license four new British musicals, as seven existing Perfect Pitch titles join the Broadway Licensing catalogue.

The first new show selected is Jack Godfrey’s sung-through musical 42 Balloons, which tells the story of Larry Walters and Carol Van Deusen, who in July 1982 constructed an aircraft using a lawn-chair and around 42 weather balloons.

The next musical is Craig Adams and Ian Watson’s LIFT, which starred Cynthia Erivo and George Maguire before their respective Tony and Olivier Award wins. Further shows are From Up Here from Hamilton cast member Aaron Lee Lambert and The House of Mirrors and Hearts by Eamonn O’Dwyer and Robert Gilbert.

Other titles include The 45th Marvellous Annual Chatterley Village Fête by Susannah Pearse and Rebecca Applin, The Lost Christmas by Laurence Mark Wythe, Danni Hero by Wythe and Timothy Knapman and In Touch by Dougal Irvine.

Perfect Pitch will also be presenting a monthly preview of a new musical on, as part of a drive to promote new work to wider audiences. The initiative is called Rise Up and features a musical in development alongside guest appearances and performances from West End stars.

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