“Sing Street,” a musical adaptation of the 2016 film, will be presented by the Huntington Theater Company from August 26 to October 26. 2, the theater announced Thursday.
Set in 1982, “Sing Street” revolves around a Dublin teenager who forms a band to impress a schoolmate he’s smitten with. The musical was originally scheduled to begin Broadway previews in March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic forced theaters to close.
Huntington’s production is described as “the next step in the show’s return to Broadway”. Explaining why a Boston run was part of this trip, Huntington’s spokeswoman Caroline Connolly said via email that the show’s producers “decided they wanted to make some changes to the production and that ‘they needed the time and space to do it’.
Directed by Rebecca Taichman, who helmed Paula Vogel’s “Indecent” on Broadway and at the Huntington, “Sing Street” features a book by Enda Walsh, with music and lyrics by Gary Clark and John Carney. It was Carney who directed and wrote the screenplay for the original film version of “Sing Street” (as well as the film version of “Once”, later adapted into a musical with a book by Walsh).
The choreography for “Sing Street” is by Sonya Tayeh, who won a Tony Award for her work on “Moulin Rouge!” The Musical,” which premiered at the Emerson Colonial Theater in 2018.