Elton has accelerated plans for his latest musical, which is about televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.
Rupert Goold is to direct the show. It's hoped that it play London's Almeida Theatre in 2021.
Next week, Elton will be in Los Angeles with his band to record new material he has written for the project with Jake Shears. The five songs from the LA sessions will join the numbers that Elton and Jake have previously worked on.
Tammy Faye- The Musical features a book by playwright James Graham.