The stage musical adaptation of Muriel’s Wedding, the 1994 Australian film comedy that starred Toni Collette, will receive its North American premiere April 3–May 3, 2018, as part of the Mirvish Season in Toronto.
Prior to Toronto, Muriel’s Wedding will have its world premiere November 6-December 30, 2017, at Sydney Theatre Company. The film’s original screenwriter and director, PJ Hogan, will write the musical’s book, which is receiving a contemporary update for its stage debut. The musical will feature a score comprising ABBA pop hits alongside original songs by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall.
The Mirvish season will also include the stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest (September 19–October 29, 2017), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (October 10-November 19); the North American premiere of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (December 10, 2017–January 21, 2018); as well as the Broadway national tours of An American in Paris (March 27–April 29) and The King and I (July 10–August 12).
As previously reported, the new musical Come From Away will return to Toronto for a sit-down run in February 2018.
The Off-Mirvish season includes Factory Theatre’s Salt-Water Moon (October 12–29, 2017); Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III (February 10-March 4, 2018); and a new Canadian production of the Tony-winning musical Fun Home (April 13-May 6).