Stephen King and John Mellencamp's musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, might be headed for Broadway after a successful run in Atlanta and the release of a DVD last spring. Director Susan V. Booth will bring the show to NYC for a 10-day workshop in September in hopes of finding new investors.
The musical tells the story of two sets of brothers who meet similar tragic ends while staying in the same Mississippi cabin. Mellancamp says the idea is based on his own cabin in Bloomington, which, according to him, is haunted. Once he had the idea, he reached out to the Master of Horror to work on it with him.
"He came to my place in Florida and it was the first time we ever met in person," King told Rolling Stone magazine. "He tuned my guitar and told me about this ghost story about a cabin he owned. I loved the idea they were brothers, and then years later history repeats itself. Something in that resonated with me deeply."
The two hammered the musical out over the course of 13 years and now are poised to bring it to a bigger audience.
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