Hey...There's news for Houston fans of the Pixies: The heart of the band, Frank Black (going by his name Charles Thompson), is going to be working with the Catastrophic Theatre to produce a "musical play" based on his album Bluefinger. (Which was released under the name Black Francis, but we're tired of trying to keep up with it all.)
Bluefinger studies the life of Herman Brood, a controversial Dutch artist who committed suicide in 2001. The new production will feature songs from the album and new compositions from Thompson/Black/Francis.
He'll be working with Catastrophic's Jason Nodler and Tamarie Cooper, along with Anthony Barilla, who was part of Infernal Bridegroom, the predecessor to Catastrophic.
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The play will premiere in Houston in 2010, if things work out according to schedule, and then tour America. We'll update when we hear from Nodler.