The Prince of Egypt, the new stage musical based on the celebrated DreamWorks Animation film and featuring the Academy Award-winning song ‘When You Believe’, will opens at London’s Dominion Theatre on 5 February 2020, with an official London premiere on 25 February, for a limited 32-week engagement.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan and Pocahontas), The Prince of Egypt is directed by Scott Schwartz (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and choreographed by Sean Cheesman (So You Think You Can Dance). Casting and full creative team to be announced.
The Prince of Egypt, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, features 10 new songs written by Schwartz, together with five of his acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film, including ‘Deliver Us’, ‘All I Ever Wanted’, ‘Through Heaven’s Eyes’ and the Academy Award-winning ‘When You Believe’.
DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Hailed as “an outstanding artistic achievement” (Variety) and “a stunning film” (The Guardian), it remains one of the most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films of all time.
‘When You Believe’, recorded by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey in 1998, went on to become a global hit. In 2007, Simon Cowell selected it as the winner’s single for the UK’s popular TV show The X-Factor, spending three weeks at the top of the UK charts.
The new stage adaptation of The Prince of Egypt originally premiered at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (winner of the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award) and Fredericia Teater Denmark.