Broadway Musical to Focus on Life and Work of Jean-Michel Basquiat

September 29th, 2018

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982), via Sotheby'sA new Broadway musical will focus on the life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, composed by Jon Batiste, the bandleader and musical director of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “Over the years, many people have approached us about telling our brother’s story on stage, but having discussed this project with the (producers Alan D. Marks and Barbara) Marks over many months, our interest was piqued once we understood that their approach to telling our brother’s story treats his life, his art and his legacy with respect and passion,” says Basquiat’s sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Basquiat in a statement. “With Jon Batiste and John Doyle leading the creative team, we are thrilled with the possibilities. We cannot wait to begin the developmental process. Broadway is a new world for us, and we looking forward to sharing our brother’s life and art.”

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