Singing Sookie? True Blood Musical Gets NY Workshop

News   Singing Sookie? True Blood Musical Gets NY Workshop
Based on the HBO vampire series, the bloodsucking tuner has been tuning up.
Pam MacKinnon
Pam MacKinnon

True Blood, the musical based on the HBO's long-running vampire series of the same title, had a recent industry workshop in New York, according to the New York Post.

The show, with a score by Nathan Barr, has been in the works since the 2008 show ended its run in 2014. The Post reports that Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park, China Doll) staged the workshop with a cast that included Ellen Foley, Claybourne Elder (Broadway’s Bonnie & Clyde) and Ann Harada (Avenue Q). Living Dead novelist Elizabeth Scott has written the book and lyrics.

No timetable for further productions was reported.

Barr, told the Associated Press in 2014, “I think we're really going to try to return to the roots of the show.” The stage version will, like the television show, revolve around telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse in the town of Bon Temps, LA, in a future where vampires and human beings try to coexist.

Other vampire musicals on Broadway, including Dance of the Vampires, Dracula and Lestat, have met with little success,

Barr did not guarantee that anything was for sure, but said in a 2014 statement, "the direction we're heading in is really exciting.”

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