Stephen King’s new musical with John Mellencamp

If you weren’t aware, Stephen King is my favorite author.  He also happens to have a musical side.  He’s part of a band with other authors, the Rock Bottom Remainders, and co-wrote the Michael Jackson musical short, Ghosts. Now he’s teamed up with musician John Mellencamp to produce a musical called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.  He and Mellencamp have been working on this for about 12 years now.

The musical is set in the Deep South, and is the story of two rival brothers, an old cabin in the woods, and the ghosts that inhabit the woods.  King wrote the main plot and a book to go with the musical, Mellencamp wrote the songs, and Susan Booth is directing.

The musical is being performed in Atlanta from early April through May.  I doubt I’ll be able to get down there to see it (unless some sort of miracle happens), but it sounds like a great show.  Too bad it won’t be around for Dragon*Con; they probably would have had packed houses during the con’s weekend.


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