Roger Waters - The Wall on Broadway update
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 05 June 2005

The UK's Telegraph newspaper last week reported on the transfer of Roger Waters' The Wall to the Broadway stage, which has been ongoing for some time and is expected to come to fruition within the next twelve months.

In a look behind the scenes of the production, they note:

It's still a long way off but Adrian Noble is "hugely excited" about the new musical he is going to direct based on Pink Floyd's album The Wall. Speaking at the opening of Brian Friel's new play, The Home Place - in which Noble directs a breathtaking performance from Tom Courtenay - Noble said he is ready to go as soon as the story is ready.

The basic material is all in place," he says. "Roger Waters has written that. But the book is not complete yet. Lee Hall is writing it at the moment." The combination of Hall, who wrote the book and lyrics for the Billy Elliot stage musical, and Noble, director of West End hit Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, is an enticing one.

The story that Roger has written for the musical takes the familiar story of The Wall into a new direction, bringing some humour to the tale. He is also expected to bring some old Pink Floyd classic songs from other albums to the piece, along with new pieces written for the project.