A Rosa Parks Stage Musical Is in Development
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A Rosa Parks Stage Musical Is in Development


A new stage musical based on the life of Rosa Parks is in development.

Titled “Rosa,” and written by Victoria Gimby and Stuart Matthew Price, UK-based international theatre production company United Theatrical, is producing the show which will tell Parks’ life story.

Producer James Yeoburn had this to say in a press statement: “We have been passionate about telling Rosa’s story since meeting Victoria last year. Victoria and Stuart have captured in their work the rise of one of history’s most powerful women whose life was spent campaigning for equality not only for her race but for her gender and class. We are delighted to see how beautifully this translates for the stage. This is a human story about an everyday person investing fearlessly in what she felt was right and her contribution has never been more relevant. Rosa’s story is taught to all ages throughout the education systems both in the US and here in the UK. Her message remains strong and continues to empower our leaders of tomorrow.”

Currently being workshopped under the direction of Matt Ryan, with musical direction by Tom Brady, and a cast that comprises Simbi Akande, Ricardo Coke-Thomas, Sophie-Louise Dann, Jason Denton, James Gant, Cornell S. John, Abiona Omonua, Jenny Perry, Cat Simmons and Jos Slovick, a full-scale production is being planned following interest from both sides of the Atlantic, which means that a Broadway run may be in its future.

For more information, visit rosamusical.com.