Creative team announced for The Great Gatsby the musical

The acclaimed, award-winning Korean producer Chunsoo Shin is thrilled to announce the creative team adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald’s landmark novel The Great Gatsby into a Broadway-bound stage musical. Formed and led by Chunsoo Shin, one of the most influential musical producers in Korea’s theatre industry, the team of dynamic theater talent features music & lyrics by Tony Award nominees Nathan Tysen (Paradise Square) & Jason Howland (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – Grammy Award winner), and a book by Jonathan Larson Grant winner Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones), helmed by award-winning director Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical)Mark Shacket (Funny GirlSlave Play) of Foresight Theatrical serves as Executive Producer. A private industry reading will take place this December, and a regional bow is being planned for the 2023-2024 season.

Fitzgerald’s timeless, seminal novel The Great Gatsby continues to entice legions of fans worldwide with its elegant, fiery, and soul-stirring tale. Set in the Roaring Twenties, eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby will stop at nothing in his tragic pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, a wealthy young woman who he loved in his youth. Surrounded by characters with incredibly complex and nuanced inner lives, passions and longings boil, and then erupt – spurring the unimaginable fates that befall them. A novel destined to sing, this world premiere musical adaptation will roar into the 21st century through an electrifying jazz and pop-infused score.

One of the most popular novels of all time, The Great Gatsby is a New York Times and USA Today perennial best seller. It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide since its release in 1925 and continues to sell over 500,000 per year. The novel has been translated into over 42 different languages and has been adapted into television shows, radio plays, video games, Broadway plays, and multiple films – including the acclaimed 2013 Baz Luhrmann feature film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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