Recent reports suggest the show, which has been in the planning stages for five years, is now expected to be debuted in November or December this year at the La Jolla Playhouse in Los Angeles.
After being first announced in March 2007, original producer Aaron Sorkin pulled out of the production, while director Des McAnuff has since taken on writing duties. McAnuff has issued a statement clarifying Sorkin’s decision, which reads:
“Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips and I have been working on Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots for some time. Aaron Sorkin initially planned to write a book for the musical, but when it became clear that the musical would be sung through Aaron turned his attention to other projects.”
“Wayne and I continue to fine tune the libretto and score for the musical which will go into rehearsal in La Jolla in the middle of September. We are both looking forward to Yoshimi with keen anticipation. We know that we have Aaron’s enthusiastic blessing on our project.”Just Published:
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