It Happened in Key West, a major new romantic comedy musical, is to get its world premiere at London’s Charing Cross Theatre this summer.
Written by award-winning Broadway composer Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities), novelist Jason Huza, and Jeremiah James (Teatro), It Happened in Key West is funny, moving and will make you re-examine what you believe about the nature of love, loyalty and commitment.
The American musical is inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s.
After decades of searching for his dream girl, eccentric scientist Carl finally finds Elena, only to lose the young beauty to tuberculosis.
But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. He steals Elena’s body from the graveyard and takes her home, embarking on the most ambitious “fixer upper” project in history as he tries to bring his beloved back to life…
The show will be directed and choreographed by Marc Robin, who has staged almost 400 productions across the US, earning multiple awards and nominations.
It Happened in Key West runs at Charing Cross Theatre from July 11 – September 22.