The show ran for nearly three years on Broadway, but when it came to London in 2009, it lasted less than three months, despite winning that year’s Olivier for best musical.
His next musical was a stage version of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho that premiered at London’s Almeida in 2013.
Sheik practices Nichiren Buddhism and is a member of the US branch of the worldwide Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International.
He’s since gone on to write scores for the stage for Billy Elliot (a hit, now touring the UK again), Aida (not yet seen in London) and the Broadway flop Lestat.
While jukebox shows based on old pop repertoires have often proved popular, writing an original score sometimes proves more challenging: Phil Collins (Tarzan), Paul Simon (The Capeman), U2’s Bono and the Edge (Spiderman – Turn Off the Dark), Tori Amos (The Light Princess), Damon Albarn (Wonder.land) have all come unstuck in the process.
The guitarist she had with her was crazy talented.. They both came back out after Suzanne finished and did Barely Breathing and Tom's Diner.
All in all, a really nice relaxing concert with superb music and great singers.
So we show up at only to find Duncan 30 minutes into his set..a disappointment as we drove 6 hours to see him. Birchmere - Alexandria I loved what he DID sing, but he only played for a little over an HOUR.