August 25, 2011 7:54
Kanye West: The Musical to be staged in Australia
The production is 'about a guy who took a shot at the throne and didn't miss' apparently
The production, which has been put together by Philip Rosser, a member of the drama society at Sydney University, is said to tell the story of West's rise from humble beginnings making beats for Jay-Z to ultimately become one of the most famous men on the planet.
According to the production's official Facebook page, the show's synopsis reads:
This is a story of a struggle against the man to become the man. It’s about a guy who took a shot at the throne and didn’t miss. This is the tale of Kanye.
Rosser and writing partner Damien Higginbottom have composed all new songs for the musical and told the L.A Times that all the tracks have been written in the style of the rapper.
He said of the production:
I'm a big Kanye fan. I thought that a musical in his honour would be a lot of fun to put on. I really just meant the show to be something fun for my friends to see, and I'm pretty excited by all the attention it's been getting.
Kanye: The Musical runs from September 5 to 7 as part of Sydney's Verge Festival.
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