The internationally acclaimed success with 25 international hits like â€œKind of Magicâ€, â€œWe Are The Championsâ€œ and â€œBohemian Rhapsodyâ€œ will celebrate its premiere at the Theater des Westens in Berlin.
Johannes Mock-Oâ€™Hara, Queen fan and Managing Director of Stage Entertainment: â€œQueenâ€™s music is immortal, a phenomenon! It lives on, not least in this musical. The venerable Theater des Westens has never experienced such rock power â€“ Berlin can look forward to a fantastic show!â€
Michael Brenner: â€œFor quite some time, Queenâ€™s and Ben Eltonâ€™s musical WE WILL ROCK YOU ranks among the three major hit musicals, not only in London but also on the continent. Ultimately, the show is about the unrivalled power of handmade, authentic music. In consequence, itâ€™s only consistent but an untold luxury at the same time, that Brian May, Roger Taylor and author and director Ben Elton are directly involved with the German production. Their commitment â€“ indeed unique in our branch â€“ inspires our excellent musicians and actors time and time again and makes WE WILL ROCK YOU more than a title. It makes it a promise.â€œ
Queen, with their innumerable number one hits and unforgettable live shows, are undoubtedly one of the few legendary rock bands who have actually written music history. In 2011, the band celebrates their fortieth birthday. Just recently Queen have knocked the Beatles off their pedestal as the most successful artist in British chart history, according to the book â€œBritish Hit Singles & Albumsâ€ issued by Guinness World Records. With 1,322 weeks in the UK album charts, they have notched up 29 weeks more than the â€œFab Fourâ€, and 42 more than Elvis Presley.
Producing their own musical WE WILL ROCK YOU is an impressive crowning achievement in the bandâ€™s unbelievable success story. Queenâ€™s legendary songs form the framework for a humorous and ironic story: in a completely globalised future without musical instruments, the â€œBohemiansâ€ â€“ a handful of rock rebels â€“ fight for freedom, individuality, and the rebirth of the age of rock against the all- powerful company Globalsoft and its boss, the Killer Queen. Scaramouche and Galileo, two young outsiders, donâ€™t want to resign themselves to this flat and uniform reality. They join the Bohemians, searching for and finding the unrestrained power of freedom, love, and rock music!
24 years after Queenâ€™s last appeared on stage in Berlin (in 1986, in their original line-up including Freddie Mercury), the spirit of the rock legends returns to Berlin with WE WILL ROCK YOU.
Stage Entertainment and Michael Brenner present WE WILL ROCK YOU in Berlin for the first time, in collaboration with Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainments, and Tribeca Theatrical Productions. From October 2010 at the Theater des Westens!