‘Basquiat’ Musical Planned by ‘Late Show’ Bandleader Jon Batiste

‘Basquiat’ Musical Planned by ‘Late Show’ Bandleader Jon Batiste
Jon Batiste, the jazz and R&B multi-instrumentalist who heads up the band on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, has begun work on a stage musical about the life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. He will write the as-yet-untitled show’s music and lyrics, with John Doyle, who won a Tony for his 2005 production of Sweeney Todd, directing.

Basquiat’s younger sisters, Lisane and Jeanine, have given the production the blessing of the artist’s estate, allowing the production to use Basquiat’s artwork; when the artist’s life was
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