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"After fulfilling experiences bringing new musicals to the stage, it was seeing this inspiring and timely new work that attracted us to take on our first play," Elton and Furnish said Monday.
"Next Fall" concerns the contentious relationship between two gay men and questions of faith and religion. It opens March 11 after a successful run last year off-Broadway.
Elton wrote the music for two of Broadway's current hit musicals, "Billy Elliot" and "The Lion King."