Neal Patrick Harris in a wig maybe?
Alas, as much as this needs to happen -- there is no such thing as too many musical theatre roles for actors with non-musical-theatrey voices who play instruments, in my opinion -- the lawyer in me fears it will never come to pass. Too many real-life people would have to sign off on inflattering versions of themselves or else it would be sunk by libel suits before it ever got started. And that's a shame. SO SMOOTH.
Yacht Rock: The Musical. Now THAT I would pay to see
"Mayfield, I also think people would come out to see things related to the neighborhood especially if people in the neighborhood were engaged in the process at some level: "Gateway art" so to speak."
ATL produced something like this for the Humana Festival in, I think, 2004, commissioning Naomi Iizuka to write a play about a Louisville neighborhood which used to house a bunch of slaughterhouses and staging it at an environmental site in that neighborhood. I see no reason the same could not be done in here. Abandoned buildings are are one of our major civic resources.
By Hannah Sayle, Chris Herrington, Chris Shaw, Louis Goggans, Greg Akers, Bruce VanWyngarden, Jackson Baker and John Branston
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