Supernatural Drama Dark of the Moon Being Conjured as Musical Property

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Producers are aligning to adapt Howard Richardson and William Berney's 1945 play Dark of the Moon as a musical, according to Variety.

The dark, supernatural tragedy about a young witch boy who longs to become human after falling in love with a mortal girl named Barbara Allen, is inspired by the folk song which bears the young woman's name.

Paul Mason now holds the rights to Dark of the Moon, along with Mark Salyer and Melissa Wharton's ArtReach and Arthur Allan Seidelman's Entpro. Seidelman will also direct, with Kay Cole attached to choreograph.

Richard Alfieri will adapt the property as a stage musical, which could also emerge as a film musical. A composer has not been named, but it is likely that the score will draw on folk tunes. Most productions of the play also incorporate Appalachian folk songs.

Director Seidelman, playwright Alfieri and choreographer Cole also collaborated on the short-lived Broadway production of Six Dances Lessons in Six Weeks.

Producers hope to bring Dark of the Moon to Broadway in 2012.

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