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West End's The Prince of Egypt Filmed for Release

The hit West End musical The Prince of Egypt is being filmed this week for a future international release!

Here's all we know about the filming of the Stephen Schwartz musical:

 

 

The show, which opened in February 2020 at the Dominion Theatre, will be filmed both during reguraly scheduled performances and without an audience during the day. Filming rehearsals have already started on Monday along with close up shots that will be taken without an audience present. More filming sessions are expected throughout the week towards a release in 2022.

This is not the first time Dreamworks Theatricals film their stage productions - their previous Broadway production of Shrek the Musical was filmed back in 2009 and released several years later on DVD and Blu-Ray when the show ended all touring engagements.

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The Prince of Egypt has music and lyrics by multi-Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan) and features 10 new songs written by Stephen Schwartz together with 5 of his beloved songs from the DreamWorks Animation film (When You Believe, Deliver Us, All I Ever Wanted, Through Heaven’s Eyes and The Plagues). 

The Prince of Egypt is directed by Scott Schwartz with choreography by Sean Cheesman; set designs by Kevin Depinet; costume designs by Ann Hould-Ward; lighting design by Mike Billings; sound design by Gareth Owen; projection designs by Jon Driscoll; illusions by Chris Fisher; wigs, hair and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates; orchestrations by August Eriksmoen; musical supervision and arrangements by Dominick Amendum; musical direction by Dave Rose; casting by Jim Arnold CDG and children’s casting by Verity Naughton CDG.

Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.

The musical is set to play its final performance at London’s Dominion Theatre on January 8th, 2022. No Broadway transfer or UK tour is planned at this time for the production.