Roman Holiday Musical Tickets
What’s better than Cole Porter’s music meeting William Wyler’s magnum opus Roman Holiday? The 1953 blockbuster is the story of an American reporter (Gregory Peck) and his rendezvous with a royal princess played by none other than Audrey Hepburn. The film was remade for television in 1987 and for the stage in 2001. And now for the first time ever, Roman Holiday will be staged on Broadway. With Roman Holiday Musical tickets in hand, you can watch before your very eyes what has mesmerized the audience for over half century now. One of the biggest highlights of the musical will be music of Cole Porter.
Cole Porter is one of the most celebrated composers in the history of music. Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and many other iconic artists have performed on his songs. He was one of the few, who not only composed the music, but also wrote the lyrics to his songs. Roman Holiday Musical will have some of the most famous songs of Porter’s such as “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye,” “Easy to Love” and “Night and Day”.
Roman Holiday Musical: Long Time Coming
As mentioned earlier, the film has been adapted for the stage, but no one has dared to take it to Broadway, till now. The musical has been in the incubatory stage for quite some time now. Its first adaptation was staged in 2001 at St. Louis’s The Muny. In 2012, a slightly different version of the musical was staged in Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theatre. The newest version of Roman Holiday Musical will be staged in 2017 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre.
The Golden Gate Theatre first opened its gates in 1922 as a vaudeville house. It was later converted into a movie theatre. Today, it is one of the biggest entertainment venues in the city, which has staged some of the biggest theatrical productions such as Chicago, Mamma Mia!, My Fair Lady and others.
The team behind this venture is the same team, which gave you another blockbuster musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Do not forget that this musical is one of the most successful and longest running musicals in the history of Broadway. Like Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Roman Holiday will be produced by Mike Bosner and Paul Blake. The book is written by Blake, Terry Grossman (of Golden Girls fame), and Kathy Speer (Emmy winner).
The brain behind this latest adaptation is Paul Blake. Blake has made a living (very successfully) out of making adaptations of classic American stories into musicals. Previously, he wrote and co-produced Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, which was a hit on Broadway.
From San Francisco to New York
The new adaptation will first be staged in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre. The producers intend to run the production here till mid-summer of 2017. Roman Holiday will then be brought to Broadway in fall 2017.
“In the midst of a whirlwind tour of European capitals, a young princess yearns to experience life – to explore the world beyond diplomatic dinners and Royal balls. Enter an American reporter, who, almost overnight, goes from covering the royal family to covering up her great escape. And in the span of 24 unforgettable hours, they discover the magic of Rome, the promise of love, and a secret they will share forever.”
Roman Holiday: An Enigma
The story is rather simple: a princess and a reporter together spend a day sightseeing Rome. That’s it. However, ever since 1953, it has spellbound the audience. Every time this rather simple story is adapted, it becomes a hit. Be it Roman Holiday for television or Roman Holiday for live audience, wherever the production goes, it is thronged by scores of fans. It is as if they can’t get enough of the chemistry between the princess and the reporter. Now the same chemistry will be played out on stage one more time for you with even more intensity and precision.
With Roman Holiday Musical tickets in hand, you won’t be able to see Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, but the same story will be played out before your very eyes. This is sure to become the biggest news both on and off Broadway in 2017. So see the history repeat itself with the finest costumes, stage sets, and of course Cole Porter’s music, as it plays out in Rome.