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10/15/2013 - Read Mike Leonard's of Bloom Magazine complete review of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County play at IU Auditorium, in Bloomington, IN on opening night. Here are some excerpts: "The cast for Ghost Brothers was outstanding, with all of the characters singing exceptionally well and acting out their roles as passionately as possible within the construct of the production.."

"The Zydeco Cowboy’s frequent narration was wry and knowing, while his counterpart, The Shape, provided biting, cynical, and sometimes hilariously profane observations..." Read More
10/13/2013 - With the premiere tour looming for Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, his theatrical collaboration with Stephen King and T Bone Burnett, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sat down at his lakeside home with Bloom‘s Mike Leonard to talk about his life-changing experience. Read the entire story HERE
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10/12/2013 - Booth talks about this intriguing production that she is helming with CantonRep.com staff writer Dan Kane.According to director Susan Booth the production is “a kind of new-age traveling medicine show” and a “story-driven rock concert.” Read the complete Q & A after the jump. Read More
10/10/2013 - Watch WDRB's Candyce Clifft interview John and Stephen at the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County rehearsal opening tonight at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington, IN

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10/10/2013 - Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner and Bruce Greenwood star in the theatrical concert version of the Stephen King-John Mellencamp musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, which launches a tour Oct. 10 in Bloomington, IN.

The limited tour, which plays cities in the Midwest and Southeast, is staged by Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth, who also helmed the 2012 Atlanta premiere of Ghost Brothers. Read More
10/10/2013 - "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" was 13 years in the making as King and Mellencamp worked on it between what the rocker calls their "real jobs." Read the complete article after the jump.

View photos from the Dress Rehearsal at the Indiana University Auditorium on October 9th HERE
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10/10/2013 - John Mellencamp has had opportunities to make musicals. He could have made one like Mamma Mia that focused on his hits through the years. It would have likely been a huge success on Broadway. But instead he settled on a darker path, working with King on an adaptation of a ghost story close to his hometown.

Listen to the audio interview with John and Stephen explaining the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County plot HERE

Preview of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

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10/09/2013 - Read Elysa Gardner's phone interview with the creators of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "They both live out in the weeds," Burnett observes (King in Maine, Mellencamp in Indiana). "Maybe it's just my imagination, but I get the sense that these guys hole up and don't see anybody for weeks on end, then get together and compare notes."

Watch the video interview with John and Stephen. HERE
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10/09/2013 - Read David Lindquist's preview of Ghost Brothers of Darkland Countytour opening tomorrow at IU Auditorium. Here is an excerpt: “This format is kind of perfect for a Steve King book and a John Mellencamp score,” Booth said. “It allows us to fully hit every note of the score with John’s band backing us. It also allows us to sit and listen to Steve’s words and plug our imagination in, rather than having the work done for us by a fully staged production.” Read More
10/07/2013 - Read David Lindquist's complete interview with John discussing the opening of the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County play after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "“In today’s world, things have to fit in a little box,” Mellencamp said. “And if it doesn’t fit in that box, people ask ‘What are they doing?’ You can’t pigeonhole (‘Ghost Brothers’). You just to have to see it. If you like it, great.”

"For me, it’s already a success,” Mellencamp said. “If there’s one friend I’ve made in the entertainment business, it’s Steve King. We have not had a cross word or any major disagreement in 20 years.” Read More
10/07/2013 - Every now and then, an event comes to town, a privilege beyond what we normally see. Such is the case this week, as the IU Auditorium hosts the first stop on the national tour of the new musical, “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.” Part of this privilege, I suspect, stems from the fact that the music comes from our hometown boy, John Mellencamp, himself, who worked with T Bone Burnett, who produced the soundtrack. Read More
10/04/2013 - John Mellencamp is returning to Ryman Auditorium this month, but instead of taking the stage, he’ll take a seat.

Mellencamp recently called The Tennessean to talk about the making of a “Southern Gothic supernatural musical of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge.” Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More
10/04/2013 - Read Wayne Blesoe's of the Knoxville News Ghost Brothers Interview. Here is a excerpt: “It think the biggest misconception about ‘Ghost Brothers’ is the biggest misconception about entertainment. People assume your goal is to go the Broadway. People assume your goal is to have a hit record. It doesn’t always have to be your go..." Read More
09/21/2013 - Read David Burke's complete telephone interview with John after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "We're just starting out in a grassroots way, the same way I started out or (Bob) Dylan started out. We're just doing it in an old-fashioned way..," Read More
09/10/2013 - AEG Live is pleased to announce the touring cast for the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, libretto by Stephen King, with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp and musical direction by T Bone Burnett.

The show stars actor Bruce Greenwood as the father Joe McCandless. Greenwood, is perhaps best known for his roles as JFK in the film Thirteen Days, Flight and Captain Christopher Pike in the 2009 Star Trek film and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. Also starring is Emily Skinner as Joe’s wife, Monique. Skinner is a well-known stage actress who received a Tony Award nomination for Side Show, and has had leading roles on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde, James Joyce’s The Dead, The Full Monty and Billy Elliot. Read the complete list of cast members after the jump. Read More
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