J Edgar Hoover musical to come to London?

Harry Shearer, who co-created and starred in cult movie This Is Spinal Tap and is the voice of 21 Simpsons characters, is in discussions with various London theatres and producers to bring his 1994 show J. Edgar! The Musical to the West End.

Written by Shearer and Tom Leopold, the show received its premiere in 2003 at the US Comedy Arts Festival starring Kelsey Grammer and John Goodman.

The musical is a dark comedy spoof about FBI chief J Edgar Hoover and his love life and obsessions, particularly his protégé Clyde Tolson.


  • Show: J. Edgar! The Musical
  • Written by: Harry Shearer and Tom Leopold
  • First premiered: US Comedy Arts Festival
  • London Theatre: TBC
  • Date: TBC
Source: Telegraph (15/03/11)

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