Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Update on OUTLANDER: The Musical


I got an email newsletter yesterday from Mike Gibb, co-creator of OUTLANDER: The Musical, with some interesting news:
Delighted to announce that New York based writer Jill Santoriello is to join Kevin Walsh and myself in developing the libretto for a stage version of Outlander The Musical, based on the hugely successful series of books by Diana Gabaldon. Diana is also very happy to welcome Jill aboard.

Jill Santoriello is best known as the writer of the book, lyrics and music for the Award winning musical A Tale of Two Cities, which was staged at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway in 2008 and which recently enjoyed a two month run at the Hale Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City
That's all I know about this.  If anyone has any further information on Ms. Santoriello, please post it here.

UPDATE 5/17/2011 6:20 pm:  Diana's reaction on Twitter: "I think it'll be very cool. Looking forward to seeing what Jill and Mike do with the libretto!"

Also, in case you weren't already aware of this, the 20th Anniversary edition of OUTLANDER, due out July 5th in the US and Canada, will include a sampler CD of songs from the musical, including one new song that isn't on the original CD.  I can't wait to hear it!

If you're not familiar with OUTLANDER: The Musical, I highly recommend it.  See the musical's official web site, OutlanderTheMusical.com, for more information, including previews of all the songs on the CD.  My reaction to the songs is here, and my Amazon review is here.

2 comments:

M&M said...

Karen, the site was updated and there are sites listed for Jill Santoriello on the main page. Hope that helps,
M

Karen Henry said...

Thanks for letting us know!

Karen