A new musical titled Red Roses, Green Gold will open up in New York city this fall, and the production will lean heavily on the music of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, along with contributions from other members of the Grateful Dead and more.
As Rolling Stone reports, the musical, which opens in late October, “tells the fantastical and comedic story of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers as they gamble their way to love and riches.” While the main focus of the score will take from Garcia/Hunter compositions, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Greg Anton also contribute to the production, with Dead & Company keyboardist Jeff Chimenti acting as musical supervisor and arranger. The musical’s book writer, Norman Mann, has also written two other Dead-centric shows, Cumberland Blues and Shakedown Street.
Red Roses, Green Gold is set to begin previews on October 11 at NYC’s Minetta Lane Theatre, with an opening night slated for October 29. Tickets go on sale September 25 at 10am, with an American Express pre-sale beginning September 13.