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Two Elton John musicals will be here before you know it. And the singer’s husband isn’t ruling out a third!

If it happens, David Furnish told The Sun, this would be a jukebox musical, but they’d want it to be innovative and a good use of Elton’s catalogue.

Meanwhile, Elton John and Shaina Taub‘s The Devil Wears Prada comes to the Dominion Theatre in London, England, in October. Prior to that, preview performances are being held from 06 July through 27 July at Devon’s Royal Plymouth Theatre. And across the pond, New York’s Broadway will offer Elton and Jake Shears‘ Tammy Faye musical during the 2024/25 season.

According to uDiscover Music, not only was an earlier musical–Elton and Tim Rice‘s The Lion King–a box office smash, the soundtrack was the biggest selling ever from an animated project.

On 10 March, the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party topped themselves. The EJAF‘s other Oscar evenings have raised significant amounts, but this time the total was $10.8 million. More than three hundred and sixty thousand dollars was earned from the live auction’s bedazzled Yamaha piano, signed by the EJAF founder. The crowd was happily surprised when Elton came onstage to play Your Song on the instrument, which was adorned with Nyenyezi crystals.


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We tend to associate Swarovski with Elton, actually. Last year, to celebrate Elton’s June appearance at Glastonbury, the company teamed up with Hunter boots. Lots more of their stones–240,000–were used to recreate Elton’s 1975 Dodger Stadium outfit for the Rocketman movie.


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And Brenda Lee received a pair of Elton’s own sunglasses, with the piano man’s monogram in Swarovski crystals.

Other EJAF auction items up for grabs included some of Elton’s clothing, a custom-made Rolex for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, and a meet-and-greet. The latter is with Elton and David in May, at the V&A‘s Fragile Beauty exhibit in London, England, showcasing the couple’s vast photo collection.

Forbes was impressed with how effective the EJAF fundraiser was–not to mention the famous attendees like Wolfgang Van Halen, Orville Peck, Alicia Silverstone, and Avril Lavigne. But it was the ”positive energy” and ”youthful vibe” which really stood out.

David told Hello! he thinks their Oscar gathering is so popular because it’s less ”stiff” than other dos. As for how he and Elton have stayed together all these years, it’s all about staying connected.

He explained that every Saturday, they write each other an anniversary card (having met on a Saturday). If they aren’t in the same city, ”we courier it. If we can’t get the courier on time, then it’s scanned and printed out somewhere.”

A couple of days before his soiree, Elton attended the launch of Julie Roberts‘ new collaboration with Chopard, where he admitted to Extra TV it took a while to get used to being off the road. He is enjoying spending more time with his family and writing musicals. But Elton says a new record won’t be out anytime soon. Strange, isn’t it, after sharing the wonderful news at Bernie Taupin‘s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony that they’d just finished an album?

At least fans not able to attend Bernie’s discussion in Washington, DC, with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, won’t be disappointed. A live stream of the 21 March event is planned at 7 p.m. ET.

This comes a day after the winners of the Gershwin Prize, Elton and Bernie, are feted by artists ranging from Metallica to Jacob Lusk, who performed Are You Ready For Love with Elton both at Glastonbury and during EJAF‘s Oscar party.

On the eighth of April, the Gershwin Prize performances will be broadcast on PBS. Meanwhile, you can contact us about what songs you’d like to be covered–or just share other opinions about Elton and his world.

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