Thursday, October 01, 2009

A Musical Based on a Carter Brown Novel

It’s Astounding: A Musical Revival from ‘Rocky Horror’ Creator - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com: "Variety is reporting that Mr. O’Brien is about to stage a British tour of his musical “The Stripper,” based on the Carter Brown pulp novel. Mr. Brown also wrote the book of the musical, about a policeman trying to solve a murder in California in 1961. (Given the title and Mr. O’Brien’s involvement, we’re guessing that fishnet stockings will somehow be involved.) The music is by Richard Hartley, who was a band member of the original “Rocky Horror Show” stage production and arranged music for the film. The tour, which starts on Aug. 29, will be followed by a new British tour of “Rocky Horror,” which begins in Wimbledon on Sept. 17."

More here.

Original cast album and much more about the play here.

Somehow I missed the big news about this revival when it was announced, but I was reminded of it yesterday when I received the most recent mailing of DAPA-Em (the world's only apa devoted to crime and mystery fiction).

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:14 AM

    It's public service items like this that make your blog #1, Bill.

    Of course I already read about this in Geoff Bradley's zine.

    Given the title and Mr. O’Brien’s involvement, we’re guessing that fishnet stockings will somehow be involved.

    One would certainly hope so.


    Jeff

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