SING LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
Coming soon: NEFERTITI--THE MUSICAL
A Musical Romance, the lavish, revitalized pre-Broadway production of the legendary musical that tells the tale of King Tut's mystical and magnificent stepmother Queen Nefertiti, will have its grand opening performance at Ft. Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse on Saturday evening, May 7th, 2005. Previews begin May 4th. Tickets are now on sale.
You know it's going to be big, because it's opening in Ft. Lauderdale. Fairly soon after Spring Break. And I can only assume that a "pre-Broadway" production means any show that has not yet opened on Broadway. For instance, my Camp production, in Hebrew, of "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" from 1987 was a "pre-Broadway" production.
This timeless love story is set in the most turbulent and dramatic era of Ancient Egypt -- when Nefertiti and her mystical husband the Pharaoh Akhenaten ignited a 17-year artistic and spiritual revolution that forever changed the world. Seventy-five years before Moses, the radical royal couple introduced the concept of one god.
For fans of The Ten Commandments, you'll note that this story happened 75 years before Moses. Therefore, the "Nefertiri/Nefertiti" character in Cecil B. DeMille's movie is a fabrication. (As if I'm the first "scholar" to "stumble" across this "proof.") Either that, or the then-octogenerian queen had the Egyptian version of Botox (cause girlfiend's lookin' fierce in that movie).
And one last note: If my husband is named Akhnaten, I'm keeping Kustanowitz.