Hank William: Lost Highway: The Music and Legend of Hank Williams

Hank William: Lost Highway: The Music and Legend of Hank Williams

by Randal Myler, Mark Harelik, Mark Harelik
     
 

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY is the spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Williams� rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole… See more details below

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HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY is the spectacular musical biography of the legendary singer-songwriter frequently mentioned alongside Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Elvis and Bob Dylan as one of the great innovators of American popular music. The play follows Williams� rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at twenty-nine. Along the way, we are treated to indelible songs like "I�m So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It on Over" and "Hey, Good Lookin�," which are given fresh and profound resonance set in the context of Williams� life.

Editorial Reviews

NY Daily News
LOST HIGHWAY scores big...has us hank-ering for more.
NY Post
The best example of a musician's bio put on stage that I've ever seen. Wonderful...delightful...marvelous.
NY Times
...honors a very particular musical talent with care and energy...smart, sweet, poignant.
Rolling Stone
[LOST HIGHWAY has] the exhilarating feeling of Williams on stage in a particular place on a particular night...serves up classic country with the edges raw and the energy hot...By the end of the play, you've traveled on a profound emotional journey: LOST HIGHWAY transports its audience, and communicates the inspiring message of the beauty and richness of Williams' songs...forceful, clear-eyed, moving, impressive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822219859
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
63
Sales rank:
779,358
Product dimensions:
3.80(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.15(d)

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