Monday, February 22, 2021
– "May We All," a musical produced in part by Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley, will have its wold premiere in June 2022 as a special part of Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Broadway at TPAC series in Nashville.
The show is a story of disappearing small-town America as seen through the hopeful eyes of its youth. Jenna Coates, a fledgling country singer, reluctantly comes home after a rough start in Nashville, ultimately to discover that her roots may take her a lot further than her dreams.
The musical features the music of Tim Mcgraw, Sara Evans, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Shania Twain, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, John Denver, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, The Chicks, Old Dominion, Jessica Andrews and LOCASH. Two original songs co-written by Tyler Hubbard and Kelley of FGL are also featured in the score and will debut exclusively in the project.
"TPAC is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the theater again, and we can't wait to share all the new and uplifting arts experiences we have in store for you next year," said Jennifer Turner, TPAC President and CEO. "We're delighted to host the world premiere engagement of 'May We all' in the summer of 2022. It's the perfect opportunity for fans of musical theater and fans of country music to unite here in Music City for this special presentation before the launch of a national tour."
"We're so excited for 'May We All' to be in residence in Nashville next summer," said Lively McCabe Entertainment Executive Producer Michael Barra. "Music City followed by a coast-to-coast tour has been our goal for this show since day one, and the overwhelming response from country music fans has granted us the opportunity to achieve this milestone."
Lively McCabe Entertainment and Kelley's company, CuzBro Productions, developed the stage musical in partnership with BMG. Following production delays in 2020 due to the pandemic, the previously announced developmental production of the show at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, Tenn. is now planning to proceed this fall.
The show features a book by Troy Britton Johnson, Todd Johnson, and Eric Pfeffinger, with arrangements and orchestrations by Brian Usifer, and is directed by Shelley Butler.
Lively McCabe Entertainment and CuzBro Productions announced last month that a film adaptation is in the works, directed by Andy Flickman ("She's the Man," "Parental Guidance").