The musical comedy was written by British comedian Ben Elton (Mr. Bean) and centers around 24 of the band’s biggest hits including “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and (no surprise here) “We Will Rock You.”
The show also features characters, whose names are taken straight from Queen songs, including Galileo, Killer Queen and Scaramouche. The plotline involves bohemians from the future who are trying to save society from its own sameness, as well as its ban on art, which doesn’t sound daunting at all.
After a stateside touring production of We Will Rock You was scrapped in 2004, the show made its North American debut with a Las Vegas run from 2004 to 2005.
We Will Rock You is produced in conjunction with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, along with Tribeca Theatrical Productions, which was co-founded by Robert DeNiro in 2001. Yes, Bobby D had a hand in this.
The American production opens Oct. 15 in Baltimore, making stops in Nashville, Boston and Miami before finishing up in Los Angeles next summer.
We Will Rock You 2013 North American Tour Dates
10/15-10/20- Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre
10/22-10/27- Chicago, IL @ Cadillac Palace Theatre
10/29- 11/03- Pittsburgh, PA- Benedum Center
11/05- 11/10- Boston, MA @ Boston Opera House
11/12- 11/17- Nashville, TN @ Andrew Jackson Hall
11/19- 11/24- Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
11/26- 11/27- Thunder Bay, ON @ Canada The Community Auditorium
11/29-12/01- Schenectady, NY @ Proctors Theater
12/03- 12/08- Raleigh, NC @ Duke Energy Center For The Performing Arts
12/10-12/15- Miami, FL @ The Adrienne Arsht Center
12/17- 12/22- Fort Myers, FL- Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
1/07- 1/12- Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
1/14- 1/19- Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
1/21- 2/02- Houston, TX @ Hobby Center For The Performing Arts
3/04- 3/16- Dallas, TX @ Music Hall At Fair Park
3/18- 3/30- St. Louis, MO @ The Fox Theatre
4/01- 4/13- Detroit, MI @ Fisher Theatre
4/15- 4/20- Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center
4/22- 4/23- Morgantown, WV @ WVU Creative Arts Center
4/25- 4/27- New Haven, CT @ The Schubert Theater
5/13- 5/18- Tampa, FL @ Straz Center For The Performing Arts
5/27- 6/01- Charlotte, NC @ Belk Theater
6/10- 6/15- Des Moines, IA @ Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
7/15- 8/24- Los Angeles, CA @ Ahmanson Theatre