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Musical Adaptation of The Rose Announced

Glen Ballard will compose music for a stage version of the 1979 film starring Bette Midler.

Glen Ballard will compose music for an upcoming musical adaptation of The Rose.
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The Jackal Group announced today that the production company will produce a musical adaptation of the 1979 Academy Award-nominated Bette Midler-led film The Rose, with six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard set to compose the music and Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Michael Gorfaine, and Sam Schwartz producing.

The Rose is described as "the tragic story of Rose, a talented singer coping with the stress, loneliness and demands of super stardom through substance abuse and tumultuous relationships. Seeking to reconcile her sordid past with her successful present, Rose is determined to return home and claim the respect that fame should afford her."

"The story lends itself perfectly to a live musical production: It's a roller-coaster journey through the life of a volatile star, a celebration of music, and a visual homage to the dazzling culture of rock and roll," said Berman in a statement. "We are so excited to bring a modern-day take on this project to the stage, and beyond thrilled to have Glen, a true musical vanguard at the helm."

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