Why did it take so long to take the classic time-traveling flick to the stage, anyway?
It’s an unlikely pairing: the world’s most famous horror writer, Stephen King, and… John Mellencamp? The unlikely duo have been working on a stage musical together for the last 13 years and now, they’re releasing it for the world to see.
Devo will spend this month on the road alongside Blondie, playing “Whip It,” “Girl U Want” and other new wave classics to the nostalgic masses. But they also have a brand new song that’s likely to make the setlist, one that finds its inspiration in an unlikely place – Mitt Romney’s dog.
Berry Gordy has long been driven to tell the the Motown story and wrote “Motown the Musical,” which will now make its way to Broadway, according to the Detroit News.
It seems, however, that Backbeat’s anticipated Broadway run will follow a brief run in Los Angeles, as reported today by Billboard.