Saturday, April 13, 2024

Queen Musical “We Will Rock You” Sets US Tour At Last


Why should we be left out? Hot on the news that there’s no one to play Freddie Mercury in his own biopic– Sacha Baron Cohen is out–comes news of a Queen musical in the U.S. An American tour of the West End’s “We Will Rock You” is headed here momentarily. The show opens in Baltimore on October 15th and will travel around the country before arriving on Broadway. There’s no New York date yet, but my guess would be next summer, after the Tony Awards. “We Will Rock You” has played in the West End for 12 years, sold 9 zillion tickets, and sent many hundreds of thousands of fans out onto the streets singing “Scaramouche, Scaramouche, can you do the Fandango?” Of course, there is a character named Scaramouche in the show, ‘natch. The cast features The cast features Brian Justin Crum as Galileo, Ruby Lewis as Scaramouche, Jacqueline Arnold as Killer Queen, P.J. Griffith as Kashoggi, Ryan Knowles as Pop, Erica Peck as Oz and Jared Zirilli as Britney.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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