When farms and theater collide

By Amy | July 26th, 2010

Elton John and Lee Hall, authors of the acclaimed Broadway musical Billy Elliot, are exciting theater fans all over again with the announcement of a new musical collaboration based on George Orwell’s well-known novel Animal Farm.

The license to go ahead with the project took considerable time and effort to acquire, but it’s done, and Hall is now “deep into it, writing songs for pigs and other four-legged friends.”

Considering Hall and John’s success with Billy Elliot, which amassed Olivier and Tony awards, as well as Oscar nominations for the screen version, there’s good reason to eagerly anticipate their stage version of Orwell’s classic tale of Napoleon the pig.

Current estimates put the show about two years away, however. In the meantime, we’re willing to bet there are a few amazing plays out there you haven’t seen yet. What do you think? Check the selection here in our theater ticket marketplace!

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