Stephen King, John Mellencamp to debut musical in ATL
According to Access Atlanta, horror master Stephen King and Hoosier rocker John Mellencamp are collaborating on a musical. The kicker? It's set to debut at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta in April 2009. The production will be a Southern gothic drama titled The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; Mellencamp will provide original music said to be in the country or zydeco traditions.
Having their names attached will certainly generate curiosity, and the expectation is that a successful run in Atlanta would lay the groundwork for a Broadway run. Good to see a high-profile production like this find a home in Atlanta.