Gary Barlow promises Take That musical "in the next five years"

Published Tuesday, Apr 14 2015, 11:04 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Gary Barlow has confirmed plans to bring Take That's story to the West End.

'Back For Good' hitmaker Gary is currently setting his sights on America after writing the soundtrack to the stage musical of Finding Neverland, and the show is poised to take Broadway by storm.

Gary Barlow at the Brit Awards Universal Afterparty held at the Old Sorting Office - Arrivals.
London, United Kingdom

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Now former X Factor judge Gary has confirmed that he will launch a Take That musical within the next five years.

Speaking to The Sun, Gary said: "The Take That musical has got to happen. I think it's a great story. I watched Jersey Boys and it's not too dissimilar to our story. I would love to get that on stage."

Gary revealed that he had been offered to make a Take That musical on numerous occasions, but now, having spent three years working on his Broadway debut, Gary now feels that the time is right.

Gary, who is in Take That with Mark Owen and Howard Donald, continued: "Now I've been put in a big arena here. If given a chance to do it I would take it on now, definitely.

Take That's Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald as a trio - 23 November 2014.

© Twitter / @takethat

Take That - (l-r): Howard, Gary and Mark.

"We've got 25 years of music so the hard bit is done. I'd look to put it on a stage in the next five years."

When the musical does go ahead, Gary has already lined up his "dream team" - The Late Late Show host James Corden and TV producer Ben Winston (One Direction: This Is Us).

Gary added: "I think I'm now on the brink of success in America. It's come to me, I haven't chased it."

Take That wouldn't be the only pop group to get their own musical. Viva Forever was a musical based on the music of the Spice Girls, but it closed after six months.

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