The Prince of Egypt (musical)
|The Prince of Egypt|
|Basis||1998 film The Prince of Egypt|
|Premiere||October 6, 2017/April 6, 2018: TheatreWorks, Mountain View, California/Fredericia Theatre, Denmark|
The Prince of Egypt is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Philip LaZebnik. It is choreographed by Sean Cheesman and directed by Scott Schwartz. Based on the 1998 film of the same name, the musical is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus and follows the life of Moses from being a prince of Egypt to his ultimate destiny to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.
The Prince of Egypt (directed by Scott Schwartz) retells the biblical story of Moses, who grows from a baby set adrift on the Nile by his mother Yocheved, to an Egyptian prince, and finally into the savior of the Hebrews under the oppression of his brother, Ramses.
Titles of songs which appeared in the original 1998 animated film are in bold.
The characters and the cast of the initial readings and original planned productions:
|Character||2015 Sag Harbor||February, 2016 New 42nd Street||August, 2016 New 42nd Street||2017 TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley||2018 Fredericia Teater, Denmark|
|Moses||Matthew James Thomas||Darren Criss||Casey Cott||Diluckshan Jeyaratnam|
|Ramses||Aaron Lazar||Stark Sands||Jason Gotay|
|Tzipporah||Patina Miller||Nikki M. James||Solea Pfeiffer||Brennyn Lark||Nadia Abraham|
|Miriam||Julia Motyka||Silke Biranell|
|Aaron||Kyle Barisich||John Cariani||David Crane||Christoffer Lund Skov|
|Pharaoh Seti||Stephen Bogardus||Patrick Page||Shuler Hensley||Tom Nelis||Mads M. Nielsen|
|Jethro||Norm Lewis||Ken Page||J.C. Montgomery||Paul-Jordan Jansen||Runi Lewerissa|
|Queen Tuya||Julia Murney||Marin Mazzie||Christina Sajous||Anne Fuglsig|
|High Priest Hotep||Ryan Knowles||Paul Slade Smith||Ryan Knowles||Will Mann||Søren Bech-Madsen|
|Nefertari||Joanna Howard||Jamila Sabrares-Klemm||Sandra Elsfort|
|Yocheved||Desi Oakley||Ayelet Firstenberg||Samira Alm|
|Young Miriam||Anna Schiavoni||Fabi Aguirre||Dakota Quackenbush||Natalie Schroeder||Abigail Baunbæk Wallington|
|Young Aaron||Oliver Yellin||Mathias Abraham Rasmussen|
|High Priest Huy||John Treacy Egan|
The Prince of Egypt made its debut at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in Mountain View, California on October 6, 2017. The show also had a Danish production on April 6, 2018 at the Fredericia Teater. The Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah also staged a production of the musical from July 13 through October 20, 2018.
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