If you haven't been living under a rock the past while, you'll no doubt be aware that the Irish coming-of-age movie 'Sing Street' is getting the musical treatment very soon on Broadway.
Arriving at the glitz and glam of Broadway's Lyceum Theatre this March, anticipation for the stage musical of 'Sing Street' has well and truly begun. Based on John Carney’s 2016 indie film of the same name, the musical version has been directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman. Taichman won the award for her work on the play 'Indecent'.
The stage version of Carney's original will be based on similar themes that we've seen in the movie, as Conor "Cosmo" Lawlor explores the power of first love while forming his first band during the 1980s in Dublin. Carney and Gary Clark have worked on new music for the Broadway show, while also bringing back numbers that have appeared in the movie version.
The stage musical's new cast have released two songs this week, covering tracks that we have heard before. First up is 'Up', complete with an impressive music video, and the second is the track that was performed during the movie's climax, 'Drive It Like You Stole It'. There's been no word yet on other tracks from the movie making it onto the stage version, but we're hoping 'Riddle of the Model' will be appearing.
Listen to both tracks below.
The new musical version of ''Sing Street' stars Brenock O'Connor as lead Conor, who you'll know from playing Olly on 'Game of Thrones'. The cast album will be released digitally March 26th, to coincide with when previews of the show begin. The musical won't officially open on Broadway until April 19th.