About the showFollow Moses as he leads the Hebrews' exodus from captivity in new musical The Prince of Egypt. A stunning adaptation of the DreamWorks animated film, it boasts a soundtrack by Stephen Schwartz and Hans Zimmer. The show plays a limited 32-week run at the Dominion Theatre from 25 February 2020.
DreamWorks' 1998 family film The Prince of Egypt was the studio's inaugural project. One of its most famous numbers "When You Believe" was later covered by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, going on to win Best Original Song at the 1999 Academy Awards. The stage musical version, which premiered in Silicon Valley in 2017, features five of the original songs and ten specially written additions.
The Prince of Egypt charts the life and destiny of Moses, and is based on the Bible's Old Testament. Baby Moses is smuggled down the river in a basket by his Hebrew slave mother who fears for his life. He is discovered and adopted by the Pharaoh's wife, and brought up in luxury. As a young man, he finds out about his true roots, and begins to communicate with God to lead the Hebrews to freedom.
Stephen Schwartz provides the production's songs. Among his most notable credits are the musical Wicked and the Disney animations Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The book for The Prince of Egypt The Musical comes from Philip LaZebnik (Disney's Pocahontas).
The show is directed by Scott Schwartz, with choreography from Sean Cheeseman, set design by Kevin Depinet and costume design by Ann Hould-Ward.
Casting includes Luke Brady (Sweeney Todd) as Moses, with Liam Tamne (The Light in the Piazza) as Ramses, Christine Allado (Hamilton) as Tzipporah and Alexia Khadime (The Book of Mormon) as Miriam. Further casting will be announced at a later date.
An epic new musical with an unforgettable score, The Prince of Egypt plays the Dominion Theatre from 25 February 2020.
Who Should See It?It doesn't matter what faith or beliefs you hold; The Prince of Egypt is a theatrical treat for the whole family to relish. Fans of Wicked will want to load up on more wonderful songs by composer Stephen Schwartz.