They are many indicators of “making it”. Hit singles. Piles of cash. Longevity in the biz. Having a musical made out of your life or your work.
Guess Foreigner is historic, because a new musical built around its massive music catalog will premiere in Toronto on February 20th.
Jukebox Hero, The Musical tells the story of the biggest factory closing down operations in Blaydon, Pennsylvania. With unemployment and depression set to hit the rust-belt town, the community calls on Ryan—a local boy-turned rock star—for help. Ryan has a lot of bad blood with his hometown and must confront his past and a lot of other demons.
So why a Foreigner musical? Because lead founder/guitarist Mick Jones had a chance encounter with Diana Ross in an airport lounge in the 80s. She told Mick that the music of Foreigner belonged in a stage production.
Thirty years later…
We’re thinking Toronto is a cool city; Foreigner’s music is cool. So, let’s grab our passports and check out this musical!
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