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Musical Adaptation of Southern Murder Mystery Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Eyes Broadway

Musical Adaptation of Southern Murder Mystery Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Eyes Broadway
Alfred Uhry
A musical version of 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' may be headed to Broadway.

Driving Miss Daisy playwright Alfred Uhry has his sights set on another popular Southern story. Uhry will pen the book for a musical adaptation of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the 1994 non-fiction book by John Berendt, according to The New York Post. The musical hopes to bow on Broadway, though no timeline for the production has been announced at this time.

Set in Savannah, Georgia in 1981, the murderous drama follows the eccentric citizens of the historic city as scandal sweeps through town when a well-liked antiques dealer allegedly kills a male prostitute. Anne Hamburger will produce the show, which will feature a score comprised of music from Johnny Mercer, the popular recording artist who hails from Savannah himself.

Berendt's best-selling book chronicles his time in Savannah as the young Danny Hansford was murdered in the lavish mansion of his boss and lover Jim Williams. Since the book's publication the Mercer Williams House, where the murder occured, has become a famous tourist attraction. A film adaptation of the book, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring John Cusack, Kevin Spacey and Jude Law, was released in 1997.

Watch the trailer for the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil movie below!
 

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