Now hed love to write for Broadway and is aiming to do it with a musical based on Robin Hood.
Russell has spent the last 20 years writing The Heart Of The Rose, a musical about the legendary British hero including eight years on research alone.
He says in order to write the musical he had to learn the true story about the hero, and says a British historian helped him find out details that had been lost to history.
For instance, Russell says the real Robin Hood lived in Yorkshire, not Nottingham, about 100 years AFTER the reign of Sir Richard the Lion-Hearted.
Russell says the musical features all types of musical styles, and not just the big ballads hes known for.
However, he knows where his bread is buttered and admits there are at least a couple of those that he suspects will be hits.
Russell is raising $10 million to put on the musical and hopes to debut in London within a year. However, hed like to preview it in Nottingham, since it is so associated with Robin Hood.
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