Matthew Bourne Withdraws From Little Mermaid
by Andrew Gans for theatre now
Matthew Bourne, who had been set to direct and choreograph the stage version of "The Little Mermaid," has withdrawn from the project.
A spokesperson for the production confirmed to Playbill On-Line that both Bourne and his frequent collaborator, Lez Brotherston — who was scheduled to design the stage Mermaid — have bowed out of the project. Variety reports that Bourne told friends the Disney project was "too time consuming." Bourne received 1999 Tony Awards for Best Choreographer and Best Director for his production of Swan Lake. click for more
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