Desperately Seeking Susan

Opened: October 2007

Novello Theatre

Co-Produced and General Managed

Book and concept by Peter Michael Marino.
Music & lyrics by Blondie

Desperately Seeking Susan is a quirky love story set in New York City’s vibrant Lower East Side and driven by the pulsating energy of classic Blondie songs. Based on the smash hit 1980’s movie, this new musical is a whirlwind fairy tale of mistaken identity, magic shows and rock ‘n’ roll. Featuring all the best-loved Blondie tracks, including Call Me, Heart of Glass, Rapture, One Way or Another, Sunday Girl, Atomic, The Tide is High, Dreaming and Hanging on the Telephone, the production also introduces Moment of Truth, a new song by Deborah Harry and Chris Stein, written especially for this feel-good romantic comedy musical.

Roberta Glass, a suburban New Jersey housewife, escapes her humdrum life by reading the personal ads placed by Susan, a street-smart New York City drifter, and her freewheeling boyfriend Jay. Through a quirky twist of fate, Roberta and Susan unexpectedly swap lives and are plunged into a madcap world of jewel heists, magic shows and rock ‘n’ roll. The collision of their identities takes them on a wild ride of transformation and discovery until they realise that just when you think you know where your life is headed, something magical happens and turns it all around…