New Van Gogh musical Starry announces London Workshop

New Van Gogh musical Starry has announced a London Workshop.

The pop-rock musical about the brothers Vincent and Theo van Gogh begins workshops in London in March ahead of plans to hit the stage with a full production in 2023.

Starry is a full-length musical by Matt Dahan and Kelly D’Angelo that’s been in development since early 2017. The piece sold-out concerts at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City and recently released a Concept Album which is available here.

Vincent van Gogh is perhaps one of the most famous artists in all the world, however the Dutch painter only found acclaim after his death.

During his tumultuous life Vincent exchanged over 600 letters with his beloved brother Theo, whose wife, Jo Bogner Van-Gogh, compiled and had them published in 1914, raising the pair to prominence they never experienced in life.

These intimate windows into Vincent’s life and their relationship are now adapted for the stage in Starry.

Starry will hold its first industry workshop from 28 March – 7 April with a closed industry showing on 8 April. The show plans of a world premiere production in the UK next year, produced by the UK’s youngest West End Producer Ameena Hamid.

The cast of the work shop features Dean John-Wilson (Theo van Gogh), Jamie Muscato (Vincent van Gogh), Maiya Quansah Breed (Jo Bonger), Reggie Mccarthy (Emile Bernard), Aaron Teoh (Toulouse Lautrec) and Adrian Hansel (Paul Gaugin).

The musical has music and lyrics by Matt Dahan and lyrics and book by Kelly D’Angelo.

Dean Johnson directs with choreographer Nileeka Bose, musical director Jordan Li-Smith, designer Simon Kenny, video & projection designer George Reeve, casting director Sarah Jane Price, stage manager Nick Egan and graphic designer Christopher D. Clegg.

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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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