Florence Welch to adapt The Great Gatsby for Broadway musical

Florence Welch to adapt The Great Gatsby for Broadway musical

The Guardian

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Florence + the Machine singer will collaborate with musician Thomas Bartlett and Pulitzer-winning playwright Martyna Majok on stage production

Florence Welch, frontwoman of Florence + the Machine, is to write music and lyrics for an adaptation of The Great Gatsby to be staged on Broadway.

F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of love, class friction and callousness in 1920s New York will be adapted for the stage by Martyna Majok, who won the 2018 Pulitzer prize for drama for her play Cost of Living. She and Welch will write lyrics for songs composed by Welch and Thomas Bartlett, the musician and producer also known as Doveman.

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