New musical coming to London’s West End written by Take That’s Gary Barlow


A new musical written by Take That’s Gary Barlow is rumoured to be heading to a London West End theatre

Gary Barlow, lead vocalist and songwriter for Take That and judge on the popular X-Factor T.V. show is writing a new musical.

Following on from Gary Barlow successful composition in collaboration with Andrew Lloyd-Webber of the single Sing for the Queen’s Diamond jubilee concert it appears that Gary has aspirations of emulating the likes of Elton John and Lord Lloyd Webber himself in becoming a composer for the stage.

Gary Barlow has had three Number 1 singles and two Number 1 albums as a solo artist and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. As both a solo artist and with Take That as well as writing songs for many other artists.

Take That's Gary Barlow new musical

Take That’s Gary Barlow has penned a new musical for the London stage

Gary was joined on stage at the Queens Golden Jubilee concert by Andrew Lloyd Webber  in a rendition of the song Sing. It is clear that the composer of such theatre hits as Evita, Cats, Starlight Express, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and of course Lloyd Webber’s most successful stage show The Phantom of the Opera is an inspiration to Gary Barlow.

Previously the Take That star didn’t support the musical Never Forget, the show that used a compilation of Take That hits as a background to a story of a band. Take That themselves distanced themselves from the production and it’s run at the Savoy theatre in London coincided with the band getting back together for real with Robbie Williams, so thus spiking the sales of tickets for Never Forget.

Now Gary has written 30 new songs in the form of a musical theatre show, which is some going. Work is beginning on the story and it is expected that the show in London will surface sometime in 2014 but more probably in 2015.

With Gary’s success as a prodigious writer of 13 number one hits for Take That, including: Back for Good, Babe, A Million Love Songs, Everything Changes, Shine and Greatest Day, amongst many others, it is expected that tickets for the show will be in hot demand.

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