Bruce Lee Musical to Kick Butt on Broadway

Hiii-ya! Broadway is entering the dragon. Bruce Lee: Journey to the West, a David Yazbek-David Henry Hwang musical, will be directed by Bartlett Sher, a Tony Award nominee for his direction of South Pacific. Elephant Eye (which is also attached to the Off-Broadway musical Saved) announced today that Bruce Lee “is targeted for the 2010-2011 Broadway season,” according to Playbill. The musical will follow of the martial arts legend as he kicks and Kung Fus his way to stardom. Figures from Chinese mythology will follow his quest to master his skills and merge East and West cultures. Tony nominee Mr. Yazbek (The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) will pen music and lyrics for the bio musical about the martial arts movie star, and Tony winner (and recent Obie award winner) Mr. Hwang (M Butterfly) will write the book.

Bruce Lee Musical to Kick Butt on Broadway