Go-Go's principals Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin are putting the finishing touches on an off-Broadway musical based on the life of late porn star actress Linda Lovelace. Starring former "Family Ti
Go-Go's principals Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin are putting the finishing touches on an off-Broadway musical based on the life of late porn star actress Linda Lovelace. Starring former "Family Ties" actress Tina Yothers, "Lovelace: The Musical" will be previewed next month in Los Angeles before moving to New York in the fall.
Caffey is co-writing the music for the production with former that dog leader Anna Waronker. Wiedlin is a creative consultant on the project. The musical follows Lovelace's career, which took her from her home in New York to Los Angeles' thriving porn industry. Her role in "Deep Throat" made Lovelace one of the first true pornographic film stars.
Describing the music in a statement, Waronker says, "The musical is performed as a rock opera, with soaring ballads, driving rhythms, blues, disco, and rock, reminiscent of the '70s, but also very different."
"I was first attracted to the human interest side of Linda's story, and then fell in love with the idea of it being a musical," Caffey says. "Most people know Linda as just the 'Deep Throat' girl, but through songs ranging from delicate ballads to big production numbers, we are telling a bigger story of this woman's life."
"Lovelace" is co-directed by Jeffery Bowman, who also wrote the lyrics, and Miguel Montalvo. Bowman has written nine produced plays, and has published "Diva: The Unauthorized Biography of Whitney Houston."
The June showcase in Los Angeles will feature eight songs and select scenes from the full production, which will open at New York's Revelation Theater in the fall. There will be four shows at the Theatre of NOTE in Los Angeles, running from June 20-22, with an additional performance on June 27.