The roaring 20s are back - the 1920s that is - as this brand-new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's seminal novel enjoys a world premiere at the American Repertory Theatre in 2024.
Helmed by the Tony-winning team of director Rachel Chavkin and choreographer Sonya Tayeh, Gatsby will have music by Florence Welch (of 'and the Machine' fame), lyrics from Thomas Barlett, and a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok.
The Great Gatsby
Considered one of the Great American Novels of the 20th Century, The Great Gatsby was published in 1925. Following the story of the titular enigmatic millionaire who comes to live in New York's exclusive West Egg neighborhood, Fitzgerald sketches a vibrant portrait of the era through tales of outrageous parties, bootlegging, and the fast lives of the ultra-rich. But Gatsby can't rely on flashy distractions for long and pretty soon his facade begins to fall, leading to one of the best finales in literature.