July 01, 2016  

Elton John to Write Another Musical

April 2, 2010 (3:16 am) GMT
After composing scores for theater projects, 'Aida', 'Lion King', and 'Billi Elliot', the 63-year-old singer reveals that he is 'in the right mood to write a musical.'

is planning a return to the stage - the "Rocket Man" is ready to write another musical. The singer has previously composed scores for theater hits "Aida" and the "Lion King", as well as "Billy Elliot the Musical", based on the 2000 film, and insists he is eager to begin working on another theater project.

He tells Britain's GMTV, "I'm in the right mood to write a musical now. It's been a long time since I wrote 'Billy Elliot' and then I had a musical called 'Lestat' which ran for about four months, and closed... It was about vampires, which are very en vogue but they weren't (then). I've had my flops as well as my hits but I'm ready to write again. I have no idea what it's going to be about (but) not about bats!"

But the star admits being a part of live stage shows can be nerve-wracking, stating "When you're in the audience, you're not in control. When I go on stage, I'm totally in control of what I do and if anything goes wrong I'm in control of that. If you're sitting in the audience and something goes wrong - actors forget their lines or something goes wrong with the music - you're sitting there thinking, 'Please God, please God'."

More Elton John News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Scott Eastwood Is in Talks to Star in 'Pacific Rim 2'
  2. Video: Chris Brown Throws a Fan's Phone Used to Film Him at a Club
  3. 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 4 Casting News Fuels the Ghost Rider Speculation
  4. 'Quantico' Beauty Priyanka Chopra Reveals She Has 'Never Dated.' Here's Why
  5. Drake Says His Heart's Broken by Rihanna as They Spark New Dating Rumor in London
  6. First Look at Matthew McConaughey as Man in Black on 'The Dark Tower' Set
  7. Fergie Debuts 'M.I.L.F. $'. Listen to the Empowering New Track!
  8. Nicki Minaj Goes Braless and Flashes Ample Boob in This Photo