Mark Campbell's staging of 'The Shining' opened last week at Minnesota Opera. Based on Stephen King's horror novel turned silver-screen-psychological-nightmare by director Stanley Kubrick, the production features music from composer Paul Moravec.
This year, the Minnesota Opera will define what it means to adapt a novel to stage. Stephen King's best-selling text, The Shining (and let's be clear we're not talking about Kubrick), is a risky endeavor, one in dealing with enough psychologically-based thematic concepts that it could have driven librettist Mark Campbell insane just to write.
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Jackie from 'Roseanne,' otherwise known as Laurie Metcalf, has replaced Elizabeth Marvel ('House of Cards') in the upcoming Broadway production of Misery--based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.
And the stars just keep on coming. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has confirmed that Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s famous novel-turned-movie 'Misery.' Willis will co-star with New York stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel.
A list of opera premières scheduled over the next few years reads like a list of best-selling books or popular movies: 'Brokeback Mountain,' 'Dolores Claiborne,' 'Cold Mountain,' 'The Shining,' 'The Manchurian Candidate.'
The Minnesota Opera recently announced that it has commissioned an opera based on Stephen King's 'The Shining.' Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec will work with librettist Mark Campbell to adapt King's 1977 horror classic. The opera will receive its world première in 2016.