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Take That! British Boy Band Legend Gary Barlow Developing Calendar Girls Musical

Take That! British Boy Band Legend Gary Barlow Developing Calendar Girls Musical
Gary Barlow
As frontman of pop-group Take That, Gary Barlow has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

Take That! British boy band legend Gary Barlow is teaming up with Calendar Girls playwright Tim Firth to adapt the work into a musical. Firth told the Daily Mail that the first workshop “will be in a church hall, and then we’ll see what will happen to it.”

Barlow and Firth have already written around 50-60 songs "for women of a certain age," revealed Firth, although only a quarter would be used. The new production will be very different to the play and will “need to be about the town, the women and the husbands.”

Calendar Girls was a 2003 movie centering on an enterprising group of women who eschew traditional fundraising ideas like bake sales and decide to raise money for charity their own R-rated way. Firth’s original stage adaption opened in the West End on April 4, 2009 at the Noel Coward Theatre. Six-time Ivor Novello winner Barlow is one of the U.K.’s most successful composers and as frontman of pop-group Take That has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

 

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