The Prince of Egypt (musical)

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The Prince of Egypt
Music Stephen Schwartz
Lyrics Stephen Schwartz
Book Philip LaZebnik
Setting 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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Musical numbers[edit]

Titles of songs which appeared in the original 1998 animated film are in bold.

Characters[edit]

The characters and the cast of the initial readings and original planned productions:

Character 2015 Sag Harbor[1] February, 2016 New 42nd Street August, 2016 New 42nd Street[2] 2017 TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley[3] 2018 Fredericia Teater, Denmark[4]
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

Planned productions[edit]

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.[5] The show also had a Danish production on April 6, 2018 at the Fredericia Teater.[6] The Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah also staged a production of the musical from July 13 through October 20, 2018.[7]

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