When I was cast as Justin Guarini's sibling in Stephen King and John Mellencamp's Ghost Brothers of Darkland County back in 2012, I wasn't sure what to expect. Was he just a smiley guy with a spectacular perm? Could he act? Would I be able to make From Justin to... More »
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI FRIDAY John Mellencamp The feisty singer-songwriter played the Fox Theatre in early 2011, then returned to Atlanta in 2012 to open his stage musical with Stephen King, “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” at the Alliance...
The Southern gothic supernatural musical Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County will tour N. America this fall. Written by horror author Stephen King, the act features music from John Mellencamp with musical direction from T-Bone Burnett. The tour kicks off November 8th in Orono, ME (right outside Bangor) and wraps in San Francisco on December 5th. […]
An alt-country musical, with a smidge of supernatural. What could possibly go wrong?
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A week after making news about avoiding an eBook edition of Joyland, novelist Stephen King has created a supernatural digital book called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. King worked with the great musicians John Mellencamp and T Bone...Show More Summary
A “Southern gothic supernatural musical” may sound like one of the worst possible combinations of words, but the upcoming Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County has some legitimate bona fides: T Bone Burnett is supervising the music, John Mellencamp wrote the music and lyrics, and Stephen King penned the libretto. Show More Summary
I haven’t seen the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the collaboration by horror author Stephen King and, roots-rocker John Mellencamp and Americana godfather and singer/songwriter T Bone Burnett, but if the soundtrack gives us any insight into the Southern Gothic musical it’s going to be a killer.(heh) I already posted an Elvis Costello cut [...]Show More Summary
It’s incredibly difficult to figure out how stuff like this even happens, but the unlikely trio of Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett have mobbed up to make a musical called Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County. The musical’s soundtrack has an all-star list of contributors that includes Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, and Roseanne Cash. [...]
Shuler Hensley (far left) led the cast of the Atlanta debut of "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County." Photo: Greg Mooney. Since its spring 2012 debut at the Alliance Theatre, “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” has gone through significant...Show More Summary
The soundtrack for ‘Ghost Brothers of Darkland County’, written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp, has been recorded and is due out in March. News by Dean Fetzer Some thirteen years ago, musician John Mellancamp discovered his cabin in Indiana was supposed to be haunted by two brothers who fought over a woman. Show More Summary
A horrific musical with star-studded victims.
For 13 years, the unlikely duo of John Mellencamp and Stephen King have been hard at work creating their long-in-the-making musical Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County. After many rewrites and brainstorming sessions, the "Southern gothic musical" really is near completion, with an official soundtrack hitting stores March 19, 2013. Show More Summary
I’m not what you would call a fan of musicals (though I do have a soft spot for The Sound of Music) but I am intrigued by the Gothic musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County CD release. The rresult of a more than a decade long project between horror-rock master (and Americana music fan ) [...]
Susan V. Booth, artistic director at the Alliance and director of the Atlanta debut of "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," sat with Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett last December for a press conference about the musical. Show More Summary
A collaboration between Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T’Bone Burnett, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County debuted earlier this month at the Alliance Theatre in Midtown Atlanta. In fact, Atlanta was lucky enough to be the premiere city for Ghost Brothers. And I was lucky enough to be invited by the Alliance Theatre to attend one [...]
Last Tuesday night, a man who had never performed in a play in his life stepped in front of 750 people and into the lead role of a major new musical by Stephen King and John Mellencamp.
"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical by Stephen King and John Mellencamp, opens in Atlanta.
John Mellencamp and Stephen King have been talking about their stage collaboration, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, for the better part of a dozen years. During that time, Ingmar Bergman muse and film/stage director Liv Ullmann said "thanks but no thanks" to the project, and one previously scheduled opening date, ... More »