Friday, May 23, 2008
Broadway musical about Bruce Lee
Planning is underway for a Broadway musical about the life of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
Theatre production company Elephant Eye Theatrical announced that "Bruce Lee: Journey to the West " is targeted for the 2010-2011 Broadway season.
Theatre magazine Playbill says Bruce Lee will be directed by Bartlett Sher, who received a Tony Award nominee for South Pacific. The music and lyrics will be written by David Yazbe, who wrote the music for The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Elephant Eye said the musical will tell the story of "the martial arts legend's difficult road to success, as figures from Chinese mythology follow his quest and The Monkey King, a beloved warrior god, becomes his heavenly ally".