As the legendary gothic pioneers Bauhaus once again call it quits, its bandmembers will have a bit of free time returning to their lives. Bassist David J has decided to take a stab at the world of musicals by writing and directing the world premiere production of Silver For Gold (The Odyssey Of Edie Sedweck).
The musical will begin as an exclusive two-week run beginning on March 6 at the Met Theatre in Hollywood. The story is based on the life of Andy Warhol's muse Edie Sedgwick, which is part one-woman show, part concert combined with minimalist staging and video imagery. Sounds interesting, right?
Even if you're not a musical fan, a cool part of this production is that David J will be leading the Silver For Gold band, along with Neel Hammond, David Raven, and Michael de Winter.
About writing the musical, J said: "...it felt as if I had entered into a subtle psychic relationship with this beautiful dead girl and she was actively encouraging me to write. She became a bright light that glowed all the brighter whenever I started to create. It was as if she was feeding on the attention. This might sound highly fanciful but that is how it felt. Edie was enduring in her ultimate role, that of the muse."