Beach Boys Musical Coming to Broadway

Tuesday, August 10th 2004, 11:28 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ Surf's up! ``Good Vibrations,'' a new musical using more than 30 Beach Boys songs, will open on Broadway in January.

The show, which does not tell the story of the famous '60s singing group, will begin preview performances in early December at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. An opening date will be announced shortly.

``Good Vibrations'' has a book by Richard Dresser and concerns a group of small-town teenagers who come to Southern California. It will be directed and choreographed by John Carrafa, who created the dance sequences for ``Urinetown'' and the Vanessa Williams revival of ``Into the Woods.''

Among the songs expected to be used in the show are such Beach Boys classics as ``Good Vibrations,'' ``Fun, Fun, Fun,'' ``California Girls,'' ``Help Me, Rhonda,'' ``Surf City,'' ``Surfer Girl'' and ``Surfin' Safari.''

The show had a recent workshop production at New York Stage & Film, a summer festival located on the campus of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.