Unreleased Prince Songs Could Soundtrack New, Likely Purple Broadway Show
The Great, White Way might soon be splattered purple.
A collection of unreleased Prince tracks could soundtrack a new musical or performance event, according to the New York Post. Big-time music executive Charles Koppelman, who signed Prince when he was at EMI, and Prince's lawyer and manager L. Londell McMilla will manage the singer's assets in light of Prince's April death. Koppelman said he could foresee a Broadway spectacular or visual tribute.
"We’re going to be having a good time," Koppelman said.
"There is so much to be done with this estate. There are vaults full of music...Prince was an icon on the level of The Beatles and Michael Jackson, and his legacy should be honored. Though his name was Prince, I always thought he was the king of music.”
Koppelman added the show might follow in the footsteps of Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, which kicked off in 2011 and ran through February 2014. The show toured through nearly 150 cities and became the highest-grossing production in the company's history, raking in $371 million.
Prince died in April from what was later determined to be an opioid overdose. Authorities are still determining whether doctors had prescribed the singer drugs in the weeks leading up to his death.
Would a Prince Broadway show do the late singer's catalog justice, or is it too over the top? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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