The Decemberists Ponder Doing Musical (Top Story)
"It happens that the director Michael Mayer, who directed Green Day's American Idiot musical on Broadway, is the guy that got me going about doing a musical," Meloy said. "We're still talking and there's potential for a musical down the line, for sure."
Because of The Decemberists' knack for concept albums and folk-tale songs, a musical isn't a crazy notion for the band. "People are constantly asking me to write musicals – it's the cross that I bear," Meloy joked. "I grew up doing theater, so in theory, I would love to write a musical. I don't know if I have the stuff – I always end up just writing little pop songs that stand a better chance on a record than on stage." - more on this story
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