New Bacharach-Sater musical begins previews Nov. 26

The long awaited new musical Some Lovers, a musical retelling of “The Gift of the Magi” featuring music by Burt Bacharach and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, is scheduled to begin previews on Nov. 26 at the Old Globe in San Diego. Opening night is Dec.

1 and the musical will run through Dec. 31.

Fans may remember that British vocalist Rumer released a recording of the title song from the show late last year as part of a Christmas EP. The song, which sounds to me like Dusty Springfield singing an unreleased Painted From Memory-era track, is classic Bacharach, igniting hope that Some Lovers will be a very special musical.

Click here to see the video of Rumer’s recording of “Some Lovers.”