Sunday, June 22, 2008

Bruce Lee hits Broadway

Wanted: A charismatic Asian stage actor who can sing, dance, and kick some ass

There’s no casting yet for the role of Bruce Lee who died in 1973 at the age of 32, but it’s certain that the Broadway musical will be directed by Bartlett Sher who is winning acclaim this season for his direction of the Lincoln Center Theatre revival of South Pacific. Bruce Lee: Journey to the West will be based on the book by David Henry Hwang, author of M. Butterfly. Choreography will led by Dou Dou Huang, artistic director of the Shanghai Song and Dance Ensemble. In addition to martial arts, the musical will include Chinese opera and pop music as it traces Lee’s journey to film stardom. Bruce Lee: Journey to the West aims to open on Broadway during the 2010-2011 season.