Grunge Era Musical in Development at Seattle Theater
A Seattle theater is currently developing a grunge musical that could feature songs from some of the genre’s greatest artists, including Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins and Alice in Chains.
The Seattle Repertory Theatre has commissioned the project, which will pepper the Nineties tracks into an original story, Variety reports. The jukebox musical takes place in Seattle in the early Nineties.
While the musical is still in the early stages – title, casting and anticipated premiere date haven’t been settled yet – the production will have access to the BMG publishing catalog, which includes albums from Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden and more. If a grunge track is picked for the musical, it would still need to receive final approval for the rights holders.
The untitled musical is co-created and written by Wendy C. Goldberg, the artistic director of the O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference.