Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sister Act

The Shaggs creative team: Joy Gregory, Gunnar Madsen and John Langs.

‎"They’re sort of tortured by music, and they can’t make it come out of themselves the way that they want to — what a great idea for a show!" So says Joy Gregory, book writer of The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, a musical about the worst band in history, in my Time Out New York preview piece.

Speaking of previews, I caught an an excerpt of the show at the Guggenheim as part of its Works in Progress series last month and was reminded of another dark, intriguing musical that I saw at Playwrights Horizons a few years ago — Grey Gardens.