Julie Andrews to Direct Musical Based on Her Children’s Book

When you’re known for telling the world “the hills are alive” and that “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” is spelled…well…like that, then it’s obvious you’ve made a huge impact on the musical world. But now, Julie Andrews is creating her own musical.

According to this article by The New York Times, Julie Andrews is set to direct The Great American Mousical, a musical based on the children’s book she co-wrote with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton. The book/show tells the story of a mouse who’s a famous actress and gets stuck in a trap just before her Broadway premiere.

The show is set to run from November 8 to December 2 at the Norma Terris Theater in Connecticut. Goodspeed Musicals is developing the show. Goodspeed has worked with Andrews before, when she directed a version of The Boy Friend in 2005, but this will be Andrews’ first time developing a new show.

I have a lot of faith in Julie Andrews — I’ve always been a huge fan — and considering who she’s working with to develop the show, I have no doubt it will do well.


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