TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL to Take a Bite Out of Broadway?

By: Jun. 30, 2016
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Broadway might soon be seeing even more blood, after AMERICAN PSYCHO nearly drenched its audiences last season. According to the New York Post, HBO is working on a TRUE BLOOD musical, based on the cult vampire TV series.

Director Pam Mackinnon (who last helmed Broadway's CHINA DOLL with Al Pacino) recently staged a workshop of the show in New York City, starring INTO THE WOODS' Ellen Foley, BONNIE & CLYDE's Claybourne Elder and CINDERELLA's Ann Harada.

YA author Elizabeth Scott (Living Dead Girl) will pen the book and lyrics, with help from the TV series' creator Alan Ball, and music from Nathan Barr, who originally scored the show for HBO. The musical is still in the Early Stages of development, so no official word on casting or dates.

TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL will take place in the make-believe town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, where supernatural creatures, namely vampires, live alongside humans.

The Emmy-nominated TRUE BLOOD, based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, ran for seven seasons on HBO. It starred Anna Paquin as 'Sookie' Stackhouse,' a telepathic waitress who lives and works in Bon Temps, and Stephen Moyer (who famously took part in NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!) as 'Bill Compton', a vampire who returns to the town after many years to reclaim his former home.

TRUE BLOOD: THE MUSICAL will follow in the footsteps of the vampire musicals LESTAT and DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES.

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