He has written the music for two of Broadway’s biggest shows. Now Elton John is taking his interest in the theatre a stage further.
Today it emerged that the singer and his civil partner David Furnish are going to produce Next Fall, a new play by Geoffrey Nauffts. The play looks at the relationship between two gay men and the strain that their respective religious beliefs puts on them during a five-year period.
In a statement the pair said they were excited about Next Fall, which was well received during an off-Broadway run last summer. “After fulfilling experiences bringing new musicals to the stage, it was seeing this inspiring and timely new work that attracted us to take on our first play,” they said.