Top Stories

Florence Welch is Turning This Iconic Story into Broadway Musical!

Florence Welch is Turning This Iconic Story into Broadway Musical!

Florence Welch has a new project in the works!

The 34-year-old Florence + the Machine singer is working on adapting The Great Gatsby into a Broadway musical, Variety reports.

Florence is currently working on writing the lyrics for songs to be included in the show, while collaborating with Grammy nominee Thomas Bartlett for the music.

The show, which is tentatively being called The Great Gatsby, A New Musical, will be written by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok and directed by Olivier Award nominee Rebecca Frecknall. As of right now, the show does not have a release date.

Originally written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and released in 1925, The Great Gatsby has been turned into a movie four times, most recently in 2013 starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire. Florence was featured on the movie’s soundtrack.

“This book has haunted me for a large part of my life,” Florence said in a statement about the project. “It contains some of my favorite lines in literature. Musicals were my first love, and I feel a deep connection to Fitzgerald’s broken romanticism. It is an honor to have been offered the chance to recreate this book in song.”

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty Images
Posted to: Florence Welch

JJ Links Around The Web

Photo of Private:  JJ Links Around The Web
Getty Images
  • Sarah Hyland is reuniting with a Modern Family co-star for a new movie - Just Jared Jr
  • Charli D'Amelio is gushing over a fellow TikToker - Just Jared Jr
  • Hero Fiennes Tiffin is playing a zombie in a new movie - Just Jared Jr
  • Florida theme parks are sharing an update on their reopening plans - Just Jared Jr