Van Gogh, the musical
September 24 2014
The Telegraph reports:
Vincent van Gogh, one of the world's most renowned artists, will be celebrated on stage in a musical next year.
Vincent will open in autumn 2015 in Amsterdam, headlining the 125 Years of Inspiration event. Casting for the role of Van Gogh (1853-1890) is ongoing, and Dutch producer Albert Verlinde will oversee proceedings.
Martine Willekens, spokeswoman for the Van Gogh Europe Foundation, said the aim of the musical is to "bring Vincent van Gogh's works to life in a non-traditional way".
The musical will portray the painter's struggle with mental illness, including the notorious episode which culminated in him slicing off part of his ear.
Sounds like a barrel of laughs.