Now, I’m not saying System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian isn’t mucho talented. He is. No doubt. But somehow the news that he’s working on a musical called Prometheus Bound based on the classic Greek tragedy scares me.
Tankian has already finished eight songs for the show, in which he is collaborating with Tony Award-winning playwright Steven Sater, who worked with Duncan Sheik on the Broadway hit Spring Awakening.
Sater said that the show will probably open in Boston first before a New York production is attempted, with an album also in the works. He thinks the show could bring a different audience to see a musical, explaining, "I just saw (Tankian) in concert, that audience was amazing...I think it will open up really different things for both of us. It's a really exciting collaboration."
Who knows. Maybe it will be great. But I just can’t help thinking of Sebastian Bach in Jesus Christ Superstar and Paul Stanley in Phantom of the Opera. Eeeewwwww!
Blabbermouth.net: System Of A Down Singer Working On Musical