New York writer/producer Josh Frank is developing a musical based on the like of Frank Black. Entertainment Weekly reports that the tentative title, Teenager Of The Year, would span the career of the highly influential and sonically askew career of The Pixies, and will include songs from that era as well as Black's solo offerings. Broadway has already delivered musicals based on ABBA (Mamma Mia) and Culture Club (Taboo), but Teenager Of The Year would be the first alternative rock success story. Frank illustrated the musical as "sort of a beat poem to the '80s [and] how alternative rock crashed the mainstream party." Look for a Spring 2003 off-Broadway debut.
Source: Jason Anfinsen