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The Osmonds: A New Musical will be heading to The Alexandra, Birmingham, next year as part
of a hugely-anticipated UK and Ireland Tour.
The musical, with story by Jay Osmond, tells the true story of the five brothers from Utah who were
pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits, decade after decade.
Performances will take place in the second city between 25-29 October 2022. The musical will
receive its world premiere at Leicester’s Curve on 3 February 2022, as part of a UK & Ireland Tour,
which will run through to 3 December 2022.
From their star residency on The Andy Williams Show from 1962 to 1969, to pop stars and
‘Osmondmania’ from 1971 to 1975, to the arrival of The Donny & Marie Show, a popular variety TV
show, from 1976 to 1979, The Osmonds lived a remarkable life recording chart-topping albums,
selling out vast arena concerts and making record-breaking TV shows - until one bad decision cost
Jay Osmond said: “I’ve wanted to tell my story for such a long time and the opportunity to create this
beautiful musical, a sort of ‘living autobiography’, seemed the perfect way to do so. I spent my whole
life performing live - on stage, on TV specials, in arenas - so the buzz of live theatre felt like the
perfect place for me.
“There were some difficult times in my life and some big hurdles to overcome and this musical will tell
people things that will surprise them… but despite that trouble, when you look back and think of the
fans, the music, the once in a lifetime things we did - it’s joyful.
“I guess I want to do this now to try to spread a little bit of that joy. I’ll know I’ve done a good job
telling this story if I stand at the back of the theatre and see people waving their arms in the air,
singing along and dancing in the aisles. I just want people to be enjoying themselves. I guess that is in the Osmonds' DNA.”
The musical features a list of 1970s anthems including One Bad Apple, Down by the Lazy River,
Crazy Horses, Let Me In, Love Me for a Reason, (We’re) Having a Party, Puppy Love, Long Haired
Lover From Liverpool, Paper Roses and many more.
The Osmonds have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and won 59 Gold & Platinum
awards and now Jay Osmond pulls back the curtain to reveal the real family behind all these hits:
parents George and Olive Osmond and their nine children, Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay,
Donny, Marie and Jimmy.
The Osmonds: A New Musical has a story By Jay Osmond and book by Julian Bigg and Shaun
Kerrison and will be directed by Shaun Kerrison, with choreography and musical staging by Bill
Full casting is to be announced.
To buy tickets, visit: theosmondsmusical.co.uk
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