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Paul McCartney Working On It's A Wonderful Life Musical

Clash Thursday, 18 July 2019
Paul McCartney Working On It's A Wonderful Life MusicalBased on the Frank Capra classic...

*Sir Paul McCartney* is set to supply the music for a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's iconic film It's A Wonderful Life.

The film has become a Christmas staple, featuring George Bailey - played to magnificent effect by James Stewart - facing a moment of crisis on Christmas Eve.

British theatre and film impresario Bill Kenwright who will produce the new musical, seemingly the culmination of a lifetime ambition.

As a young man Bill Kenwright actually met Frank Capra and asked his permission, with Tony Award-winning English screen and play writer Lee Hall scripting the musical, as well as penning the subsequent book.

Paul McCartney has written new music for the show, commenting:

“Like many of these things, this all started with an email. Bill had asked if it was something I might be up for. Writing a musical is not something that had ever really appealed to me but Bill and I met up with Lee Hall and had a chat and I found myself thinking this could be interesting and fun. It’s A Wonderful Life is a universal story we can all relate to.” 

Bill Kenwright recalled the moment Paul's involvement became real:

“It was a Friday night and I was in the office. I suppose you could say it hadn’t been the best of weeks. No real progress on multitudinous film and theatre projects - and Everton had lost the previous Saturday. Out of the blue I got an email from Paul asking my thoughts on his first stab at an opening song. He wasn’t sure – but wanted to know what Lee and I thought of it? I played the demo. Lee and I were unanimous. Our hero was a musical theatre writer!”

The new It's A Wonderful Life musical is expected to launch in late 2020.

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Paul McCartney is putting the finishing touches to his first musical after signing on to adapt James Stewart’s beloved 1946 movie ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, for the stage.

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