Back in June, news of a musical featuring the music of the Grateful Dead was revealed but details were scarce. Today, the musical Red Roses, Green Gold was officially announced and will open October 29 at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City.
As per Rolling Stone, the soundtrack of Red Roses, Green Gold will be composed mainly of songs written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. Additional contributions will come from Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, as well as Greg Anton. Dead & Company keyboardist Jeff Chimenti will serve as the music supervisor, while Rachel Klein has been tapped to direct and Michael Norman Mann wrote the musical which “tells the fantastical and comedic story of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers as they gamble their way to love and riches.”
Red Roses, Green Gold will begin previews on October 11. Tickets are expected to go on sale September 25 at 10 a.m. ET with an American Express pre-sale set for September 13 – 20.