Here's how the press release explains the quintessentially King story: "In the tiny town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi in 1957, a terrible tragedy took the lives of two brothers and a beautiful young girl. During the next forty years, the events of that night became the stuff of local legend. But legend is often just another word for lie. Joe McCandless knows what really happened; he saw it all. The question is whether or not he can bring himself to tell the truth in time to save his own troubled sons, and whether the ghosts left behind by an act of violence will help him – or tear the McCandless family apart forever."
I've let it be known just how much I'm looking forward to the re-boot of Carrie, the 1989 musical based on the classic King novel. Though it hasn't been 22 years, it has been several since the musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County has been announced - most recently for the 2008-2009 season. That was until a day or two ago when some casting for a now definite production of the show was announced. They say good things come to those who wait, and I hope that will be so true for this pair of thrilling new productions.
Now, with its first major production due at the Alliance Theatre in the spring of 2012, with a cast being led by Shuler Hensley, Emily Skinner and Justin Guarini (all three among my favorite Broadway performers), it looks like Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is well on its way!
(Logos from the Alliance Theatre, Stephen King's website, Broadway.com and Getty Images)
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