It has been announced that the world premiere of the new American romantic comedy musical will take place at Charing Cross Theatre from the 4th July. 

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This brand new musical has been created by award-winning Broadway composer Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities) novelist Jason Huza and Jeremiah James and is inspired by true events that took place in Key West in the 1930’s.

After decades of searching for his dream girl, eccentric scientist Carl finally finds Elena, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis. But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. He steals Elena’s body from the graveyard and takes her home, embarking on the most ambitious “fixer upper” project in history as he tries to bring his beloved back to life… 

It Happened in Key West features Book, Music and Lyrics By Jill Santoriello, Book and Additional Lyrics by Jason Huza, Book and Original Concept by Jeremiah James, will be directed and choreographed by Marc Robin.

The creative team also includes  designs by  Jamie Roderick (Bandstand, A Time To Kill), sound by Andrew Johnson (The Woman in White, The Play That Goes Wrong, West End and Broadway), costume design by Lisa Zinni (Rent, School of Rock, Cats). The musical is produced by Jeremiah James, Rashad V. Chambers, Marylou Rothfuss (Dear Evan Hansen, Spring Awakening) and Art Lab LLC.

Casting for the production has yet to be announced.

It Happened in Key West will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 4th July until the 18th August. 

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