Michael John LaChiusa’s Off-Broadway hit See What I Wanna See will receive its London opening at Jermyn Street Theatre this September.
See What I Wanna See, based on three short stories by acclaimed Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, is a vibrant and provocative new musical that explores the nature of truth, and how it is altered by perspective.
From medieval Japan where two lovers seek to escape a doomed relationship, to modern day New York where a priest is wrestling with his faith, See What I Wanna See weaves together three remarkable stories of lust, greed, murder, faith and redemption.
The music blends a plethora of influences from jazz and salsa to classical and pop into a fluid, cinematic score. See What I Wanna See is a fiercely intelligent, heartfelt piece of theatre.
The show was named one of the Best Musicals of 2005 by New York Magazine, and was nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical.
It premiered at New York’s Public Theatre in 2005 where it starred Idina Menzel in her first role following her Tony Award-winning performance originating the role of Elphaba in Wicked.
LaChiusa is a composer, lyricist and librettist, whose shows include The Wild Party, Hello Again, Marie Christine and Giant.
See What I Wanna See runs at the Jermyn Street Theatre from September 8-October 3.