Regina Spektor Writing Music for a Broadway Musical Based On Sleeping Beauty

Are You More Likely to See a Broadway Show If a Famous Musician Is Behind It?

Regina Spektor is headed to the Great White Way! It was announced yesterday that the famous songstress will be creating the score for a new Broadway musical inspired by Sleeping Beauty.

As a Spektor fan, this news makes perfect sense to me. Her unique brand of musical whimsy — with just a tinge of darker themes — is a great fit for the beloved fairytale. The show will reportedly be ready for the 2010-2011 Broadway season, but they're also talking about doing shows outside of Manhattan to spread the love.

I'm obviously for it, but I want to hear what you guys think about Spektor's new gig. With more and more artists helping pen musicals — i.e., Bono and The Edge doing the upcoming theatrical version of Spider-Man or Elton John doing Billy Elliot — does their involvement make you more likely to buy tickets?

Source: WireImage
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