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Grunge Musical

10 July 2017 Music News

A musical about the grunge scene in Seattle in the 1990s has been commissioned by the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

As Variety report, the musical will tell a fictional story but will feature pre-existing songs from bands of that era. Notably Nirvana and Soundgarden.

The songs for this project will be drawn from a publishing catalog owned by BMG. This means the show’s creators will have access to music from Smashing Pumpkins and Alice In Chains too. Janet Billig Rich, a former manager of Nirvana, is tied to development of this musical project.

The story will follow a prodigious grunge musician and the rival who may have murdered him.