In Transit: A Capella Musical coming to Broadway
First there was rap-musical, and now, a-capella!
Academy Award winner for Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez co-writes the book, music and lyrics for the new A Capella Musical, In Transit. Set to open on December 11 at Broadway’s Circle in the Square, the musical will begin previews on the 10th of this month. Prior to this, the musical was produced Off-Broadway in fall 2010.
In Transit, according to the press release, is envisioned to be “a new, modern musical, bringing to life a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the city that never sleeps…or stands still. Inspired by the vibrant rhythms of life on the subway, IN TRANSIT follows the intertwining lives of eleven New Yorkers, all hoping to catch the express train to success, love and happiness—and the stops they make along the way.”
According to playbill.com, joining Anderson-Lopez in her writing task are James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth. Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) will be arranging the vocals, while Rick Hip-Flores (Rocky) will be supervising the musical. Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshal will be directing and choreographing the musical.
In Transit features a talented cast, including American Idol’s Justin Guarini, Allegiance’s Telly Leung, Amazing Grace’s Erin Mackey, and If/Then’s James Snyder, among others.
Here’s a look into their music video entitled “Getting There”.