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2124 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
24 Nov 2014
John Mellencamp, Stephen King, and T Bone Burnett's Southern-Gothic supernatural musical
Stephen King makes his debut as a playwright, delivering everything one could ask for. Indeed, Ghost Brothers impresses as a paranormal morality tale on the surface, but at its core it spins a story in the vein of Cain and Abel - or, for one dysfunctional family living in the backwoods of Mississippi, as recent as a mysterious tragedy from 40 years ago.
The superb blues 'n' roots music of the play reflects the wide range of styles and influences suited to a work that spans the decades. Mellencamp's unusual score uses its melodies to reveal the emotions and inner workings of the characters.
The show premiered in Atlanta in 2012 and embarked on a us tour the following year. A soundtrack album of the score was also released, featuring the likes of Elvis Costello and Neko Case. For this 2014 tour, the show has been reconceived as a theatrical concert, with much of the costumes and lighting staging of the original musical being stripped away to draw more focus to Mellencamp's songs.
Opening night: 24 November 2014
Closing night: 24 November 2014
Suitable for ages 13+ Mature content
1 reviews, average rating: (1.0 Stars)
I honestly found myself falling asleep. The singing is mediocre at best, w... more
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