As long as he needs me! Tony winner Jerry Mitchell is working on a musical version of Terry Ronald's novel Becoming Nancy. The Kinky Boots director and choreographer, currently occupied with the London premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, shared the news about the upcoming project to West End Frame.
"I’m actually working on a new show," Mitchell said. "I’ve got the rights to a British book I read on the plane called Becoming Nancy by Terry Ronald.” The novel tells the story of David Starr, who plays Nancy in his school's production of Oliver. When rehearsals start he falls for Maxie Boswell, who plays Bill Sikes and is captain of the school football team. "It’s an amazing, amazing story about accepting people for who they really are and also about how the adults work around these two children. I’m really looking forward to developing it into a full musical!" No timeline was revealed on bringing the Becoming Nancy musical to the stage.
Mitchell recently helmed a workshop of But I’m A Cheerleader in London. He won Tonys for his choreography of Kinky Boots and La Cage aux Folles and has received additional Tony nominations for Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Never Gonna Dance and The Full Monty. He made his Broadway directorial debut with Legally Blonde in 2007 and also choreographed Catch Me If You Can.