Thursday, December 28, 2006
Paul McCartney Making A Musical
The good news is the show will be based on his childhood. More good news: McCartney is in top creative form thanks to his best album in years "Chaos and Creation." (His best since "Tug Of War" in my book.) The bad news? It's drawing on his classical piece "The Liverpool Oratorio." Whatever one may think of that work, we want a West End musical that draws on new Paul McCartney songs, not a classical piece. The closest we'll get to that is Elton John's terrific score for "Billy Elliot," which should come to Broadway in 2007.