Queen and Ben Elton’s WE WILL ROCK YOU is coming to D.C. opening June 3rd at the Warner Theatre
The worldwide smash hit ‘rock theatrical’, Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You, built around 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, opens at the Warner Theatre (513 13th Street NW) on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, and will stage eight performances through Sunday, June 8 (a full performance schedule is below). We Will Rock You is produced by Queen Theatrical Productions, Tribeca Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and NETworks Presentations.
This hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon is created by celebrated British comedian and writer Ben Elton (TV’s “Mr. Bean” and “The Young Ones”), and boasts a fantastic score of Queen’s biggest songs including “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and, of course, “We Will Rock You.”
For the U.S. production, writer and director Ben Elton has redrafted his original script to resonate with U.S. audiences as well as reflect the cultural changes since he first penned the storyline.
“Apart from addressing the broader social and technological changes, I also get the chance to update moments of topical humor,” says Elton. New additions to the show include the most current pop culture references (yes, there is a Miley Cyrus twerking joke!) and the addition of a new song, You’re My Best Friend.
“There is a scene where our two leads run away and discuss their loneliness and isolation,” Elton says. “In 2013, it seemed ridiculous for two kids to discuss friendship without reference to Facebook. Young people now live in a world where it’s possible to have many virtual ‘friends’ and ‘likes’ and yet still be entirely isolated and alone. The new dialogue with this changed emphasis brought the song You’re My Best Friend into the show.”
Tribeca producer Jane Rosenthal says, “With Ben’s updates, it’s almost a new show. However, in some ways, it was already ahead of its time when it opened in 2002. The overarching theme is a demand for individualism and intimacy in a world where everything is downloadable.”
WE WILL ROCK YOU – June 3-8, 2014
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 7 | 10 A.M.
Reserved Seat Tickets: $65.00 / $55.00
Limited amount of $75.00 Gold Circle Seats for each show
WE WILL ROCK YOU – Washington, D.C. Performance Schedule:
- Tue, June 3 @ 8:00 p.m.
- Wed, June 4 @ 8:00 p.m.
- Thu, June 5 at 8:00 p.m.
- Fri, June 6 @ 8:00 p.m.
- Sat, June 7 @ 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
- Sun, June 8 @ 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.