Wade McCollum, known for playing the Wizard in Wicked on Broadway, sings ‘Undying Love’ from new American romantic musical comedy It Happened in Key West in a new video, released today.
The actor will play scientist Carl in the show which receives its world premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre in a seven-week season from 4 July 2018. It Happened in Key West has book, music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities), book and additional lyrics by Jason Huza, and book and original concept by Jeremiah James. Marc Robin, who has staged almost 400 productions across the US, earning multiple awards and nominations, directs and choreographs.
The musical is inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s. After decades of searching for his dream girl, eccentric scientist Carl finally finds Elena, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis.
For Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. He steals Elena’s body from the graveyard and takes her home, embarking on the most ambitious “fixer upper” project in history as he tries to bring his beloved back to life…
Wade McCollum was recently nominated for a Best Actor Lucille Lortel Award starring Off-Broadway as Ernest Shackleton in Ernest Shackleton Loves Me. Previously, he starred as Tick/Mitzi in the first national tour of the musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert and as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. In 2012 Wade was seen Off-Broadway as the Velociraptor of Faith in Triassic Parq – the musical. In New