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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was processed using digital filters) Singer David Lee Roth (L) and guitarist Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

With biopics being released and some reportedly in the works, many of us may have forgotten to look to the theater when it comes to rock storytelling, because this new play set for an off-Broadway debut in 2019 has the potential of being incredible.

Slated to run January 10 through February 10 at the Atlantic Theater Company, Eddie and Dave is the “raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking 80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out of work MTV-VJ” and is “a gender-bending new play…about hubris, friendship, family, fame, musical genius and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating.”

Dave will be played by Megan Hill, while Eddie will be played by Amy Staats, who wrote the play.

If you plan on being in the New York City area during the time of the show run and are interested in taking in this show, you can purchase tickets at AtlanticTheater.org.  Also, if there are no wild scissor kicks or any utterance of “Bop, boze-de-boze-de-bop, se-de-bop,” I’m going to be very disappointed.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.