Giorgio Moroder, who produced some of the best known dance music hits of the ’70s and ’80s, is working on a disco-themed musical.
He tells BBC radio his concept uses “about five of my songs and some new ones.” Moroder whose resume includes many of Donna Summer’s hits, along with Blondie’s “Call Me” and the Oscar-winning theme from Midnight Express — wouldn’t offer details. But did say he’s working with Harald Kloser, a co-producer of the upcoming movie Independence Day Two.
He did share one insight: he doesn’t want to debut his jukebox musical in New York. Moroder prefers smaller theaters and locations. “Maybe someday we would head for Broadway but [it will be] smaller for now.” That means using original recordings, instead of having the score performed live, as is the tradition in theatre. Moroder says, “Even the new songs we do will be pre-recorded. The show is more like the story behind them.”