Burlesque musical stage adaptation to premiere in Manchester

A stage adaptation of 2010 movie Burlesque is to make its UK premiere in Manchester.

Burlesque: The Musical will open at the Manchester Opera House from 13 – 29 June 2024. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 8 November 2023.

The stage version is written by the film’s director and screenwriter, Steven Antin, with additional material by Kate Wetherhead. It will include songs originally written for the movie by Christina Aguilera, Diane Warren and Sia, together with new songs by Todrick Hall and Jess Foley.

Nick Winston will direct and choreograph the world premiere production, with further details to be announced.

Discover a club like no other…a place beneath the city lights where the sequins sparkle, seduction shimmers, and a life can change in the flick of a feather boa.

When Ali heads to the bright lights of New York in search of her long-lost mother, she finds herself drawn into a dazzling underground world where the beat of the music and the heat of the dance moves will change her life forever. Among this unlikely family of misfits, dreamers and schemers, Ali will unwittingly find her real voice, discover her talent, and find where she really, truly belongs.

Burlesque: The Musical is produced by Adam Paulden, Sue Gilad & Larry Rogowsky, Steven Antin and Christina Aguilera and general managed by ADAMA Entertainment.

Christina Aguilera, who will serve as the Executive Producer of Burlesque the Musical said: “Burlesque was my first feature film — and creating the role of Ali along with co-writing the music was a part of my career that I will always cherish. I am so happy to be reunited with Steven, this time behind-the-scenes as an Executive Producer and contributing songwriter for our new stage version. Recreating Burlesque as a live theater experience is something I always hoped would happen, and here we are!”

We first reported on work on the stage show last month.

For more information, visit www.burlesquethemusical.com

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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