A brand new stage musical primarily based on the lifetime of Grammy- and Emmy-winning songwriter Diane Warren is in improvement, with Tony winners Joe DiPietro and Kathleen Marshall hooked up to write down and direct, respectively.
The project is the second DiPietro-Marshall project introduced in current weeks: They’re additionally engaged on a Frank Sinatra stage musical.
Obsessed, The Story of Diane Warren…So Far will embrace such Warren-penned hits as “Rhythm of the Night,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “Unbreak My Heart,” “Because You Loved Me,” and “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” The present can even embrace a number of new Warren songs.
“Broadway is a new chapter for me and to work with such amazing artists like Kathleen Marshall and Joe DiPietro makes me excited to see where this will lead,” Warren mentioned in a press release.
A non-public presentation of Obsessed will happen in New York this month. Irit TenHengel is producing the musical, with Donna Munday as government producer.
Warren has written 9 #1 hits and 32 Top 10 hits, together with her songs showing in additional than 100 films and on recordings by Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Aerosmith, Cher, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and extra. A 13-time Oscar nominees, Warren obtained an Honorary Oscar earlier this year.
DiPietro gained two Tony Awards (e-book and rating) for Memphis, with different credit together with Diana and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Marshall’s quite a few Broadway credit embrace her Tony-winning choreography for revivals of Wonderful Town, The Pajama Game and Anything Goes.