Kristi York Wooten: Angels and Devils Take the Stage in the Deep South
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
When a new American musical called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County opened last week in Atlanta, its creators were on hand to relish a standing "o" from a crowd enamored with the star power in the room. In addition to spooky novelist Stephen King and John "Hurts So Good" Mellencamp (who wrote the book and the music for the play, respectively, although neither performs in it), celebrities from the A-list on down took in more than two hours of ghosts, gore, and a few belly laughs at the premiere. Luminaries in the choice seats included Meg Ryan, Charles Barkley, Kim Fields and Pamela Des Barres.
In the late 1990s, Stephen King got a visit from John Mellencamp, who'd heard a ghost story while house hunting for a cabin in his native Indiana. The two decided to turn their conversation into a musical (heaven, help us), and because it's all scary and American and stuff, they asked T-Bone Burnett to be the music director on the project, and - voila! - Welcome to Southern Gothic.
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