King/Mellencamp Show Is Touring

I have to confess I’d like to see this show, described in THR: ‘Bestselling novelist Stephen King proves himself less adept as a debuting librettist in “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” his long-gestating musical collaboration with pop/rock star John Mellencamp. This Southern Gothic musical premiered to decidedly mixed notices at Atlanta’s Alliance Theater in 2012 and is now touring the country, playing one-night dates in concert venues. Minimally staged and featuring a cast that includes such well-known names as Gina Gershon (Bound, Showgirls), the show seems to be angling for a Broadway berth. But despite the strength of Mellencamp’s roots music score, King’s problematic book proves a major impediment.’

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