Friday, August 9, 2013

Stephen King makes a supernatural musical: The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Stephen King makes a supernatural musical: The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Today was my day to catch up on what one of my favorite authors, Stephen King, has been up to.

Supernatural Musical: The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

You probably heard what a hit Under the Dome, the TV show, is and that it's been renewed for a second season, but what you might not have heard--I hadn't--was that Stephen King and John Mellencamp are working on a musical together called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

Here's an excerpt from the site:
The musical’s superb blues ‘n roots songs, performed by a stellar collection of guest artists, drives this haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, 13 years in the making.
Music and lyrics: John Mellencamp
Libretto:  Stephen King, 
Musical direction: T Bone Burnett

Billed as a supernatural musical, Ghost Brothers, stars Elvis Costello as the devil (Old Nick), Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, and many more.

Official Site:
The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Good write up on Stephen King and what he's up to:
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Let me leave you with this quote from the king of horror. It is in reference to his TV series, Under the Dome:
“There’s only one element of my novel that absolutely had to be the same in the novel and the show, and that’s the Dome itself,” he wrote. “It’s best to think of that novel and what you’re seeing week-to-week on CBS as a case of fraternal twins. Both started in the same creative womb, but you will be able to tell them apart. Or, if you’re of a sci-fi bent, think of them as alternate versions of the same reality.

“As for me, I’m enjoying the chance to watch that alternate reality play out; I still think there’s no place like Dome.” (From: Stephen King addresses ‘Under the Dome’ critics)
 "... there's no place like Dome." And that, folks, is why he's the king. ;)

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