Musical to debut in the spring

A musical version of E.M. Forster novel “A Room With a View” is gearing up for a spring bow at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.

Scott Schwartz helms the musical from Marc Acito and composer Jeffrey Stock.

Latest addition to the Old Globe’s 2011-12 sked brings the tally of new work this season to five, including a musical by Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater.

“Room,” based on the 1908 Forster novel that also inspired the 1985 Merchant-Ivory pic, follows a young English woman who falls for a man she meets on a trip to Tuscany.

Musical adaptation is skedded to run March 2-April 8, with further production details, including cast and creative team, to be announced.

Also on the Old Globe lineup is the Bacharach-Sater musical “Some Lovers,” new tuner “Nobody Loves You” from Gaby Alter and Itamar Moses and the latest play by Matthew Lopez, “Somewhere.”

Musical offerings at the Old Globe have sometimes gone on to future life on the Main Stem, including, in recent years, “A Catered Affair” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”

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