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Queen Musical Goes on Tour

Peter Hodgson
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08.12.2013
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The Queen musical We Will Rock You will tour the United States for the first time starting in October, with new dates added last week in addition to those already announced.

The show, which tells a story of post-apocalyptic world in which music is forbidden and rock music is unknown, has played in Las Vegas but has never gone on tour. That will change on October 15 in Baltimore, and the tour will wrap up in Los Angeles in August 2014.

Justin Crum (The Addams Family, Tarzan) and Ruby Lewis (Jersey Boys) have been cast as Galileo and Scaramouche, respectively, joining Jacqueline Arnold as Killer Queen, P.J. Griffith as Kashoggi, Ryan Knowles as Pop, Erica Peck as Oz and Jared Zirilli as Britney.

Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor are heavily involved in each new production of the show around the world, casting their eyes and ears over the musical authenticity of the various casts, and they often perform at together at premieres and special events linked to the production. The show has been playing at London's Dominion Theatre since May 2002.

Queen and Ben Elton (who wrote the story of the musical) have also announced Schools Will Rock You, an initiative for schools to enable them to develop and stage their own version of the show (following a similar program in the UK).

We Will Rock You Dates:

2013

10/15 – 10/20 – Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome Theatre

10/22 – 10/27 – Chicago, IL – Cadillac Palace Theatre

10/29 – 11/03 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center

11/05 – 11/10 – Boston, MA – Boston Opera House

11/12 – 11/17 – Nashville, TN – Andrew Jackson Hall

11/19 – 11/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre

11/26 – 11/27 – Thunder Bay, ON – Canada the Community Auditorium

11/29 – 12/01 – Schenectady, NY – Proctor’s Theater

12/03 – 12/08 – Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

12/10 – 12/15 – Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center

12/17 – 12/22 – Fort Meyers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

2014

01/07 – 01/12 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre

01/14 – 01/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music

01/21 – 02/02 – Houston, TX – Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

03/04 – 03/16 – Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park

03/18 – 03/30 – St. Louis, MO – The Fox Theatre

04/01 – 04/13 – Detroit, MI – Fisher Theatre

04/15 – 04/20 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center

04/22 – 04/23 – Morgantown, WV – WVU Creative Arts Center

04/25 – 04/27 – New Haven, CT – The Schubert Theater

05/13 – 05/18 – Tampa, FL – Starz Center For the Performing Arts

05/27 – 06/01 – Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater

06/10 – 06/15 – Des Moines, IA – Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

07/15 – 08/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Ahmanson Theatre

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