We Will Rock You (Queen musical)

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We Will Rock You (often abbreviated as WWRY) is a jukebox musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought and fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.

Directed by Christopher Renshaw, originally choreographed by Arlene Phillips, later the 20th Anniversary UK tour in 2022 had original adaptations and additional choreography by Jacob Fearey. The original production had musical supervision and vocal arrangements by Mike Dixon, the West End production opened at the Dominion Theatre on 14 May 2002, with Tony Vincent, Hannah Jane Fox, Sharon D. Clarke and Kerry Ellis in principal roles. Although the musical was at first panned by critics, it has become an audience favourite, becoming the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre, celebrating its tenth anniversary on 14 May 2012.

The eleventh longest-running musical in West End history, the London production closed on 31 May 2014 after a final performance in which Brian May and Roger Taylor both performed. A number of international productions have since followed the original, and We Will Rock You has been seen in six of the world's continents. Many productions are still active globally.

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Relationships

lyricist and composer:Queen (UK rock group)
librettist:Ben Elton
other databases:https://ibdb.com/broadway-show/we-will-rock-you-505301 [info]
Wikidata:Q1051695 [info]
later translated versions:We Will Rock You (Spanish version of the Queen musical)
We Will Rock You (German version of the Queen musical)
parts:A Kind of Magic
Another One Bites the Dust
Bohemian Rhapsody
Don’t Stop Me Now
Flash
Hammer to Fall
Headlong
I Want It All
I Want to Break Free
Innuendo
Killer Queen
No‐One but You (Only the Good Die Young)
Ogre Battle
One Vision
Play the Game
Radio Ga Ga
Seven Seas of Rhye…
Somebody to Love (Queen song)
These Are the Days of Our Lives
Under Pressure
We Are the Champions
We Will Rock You
Who Wants to Live Forever?

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
2006-12-09We Will Rock You (live, 2006-12-09: Walter-Köbel-Halle Rüsselsheim, Germany)cover and liveThe Queen Kings?:??
2006-12We Will Rock You (live, 2006-12: Cafe Hahn, Koblenz, Germany)cover and liveThe Queen Kings3:16
2007-04-14We Will Rock You (live, 2007-04-14: Hückeswagen, Germany)cover and liveThe Queen Kings?:??
2007-12-12We Will Rock You (live, 2007-12-12: Walter-Köbel-Sporthalle, Rüsselsheim, Germany)cover and liveThe Queen Kings?:??
2007-12-12We Will Rock You (Fast) (live, 2007-12-12: Walter-Köbel-Sporthalle, Rüsselsheim, Germany)cover and liveThe Queen Kings?:??