June 20, 2016


Prince's Unreleased Music Could Be Used for Broadway Play

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Before his death earlier this year, it was no secret that Prince was sitting on a vault of unreleased music. Although they've long been withheld, those fabled tracks could now see the light of day by way of a Broadway theater, according to the two men appointed to administer the late star's assets. 

According to the New York Post, Charles Koppelman—the former head of EMI who signed Prince to the label and released his sweeping triple album Emancipation—is directing the estate alongside L. Londell McMillan, the singer's longtime lawyer and manager. The duo are cooking up a few schemes, and Koppelman reportedly said that Broadway would be a great venue to share the singer's unheard music with the world.

“Prince was an icon on the level of The Beatles and Michael Jackson, and his legacy should be honored,” the former record executive said. "Though his name was Prince, I always thought he was the king of music.” 

There is no word on a potential timeline for a Prince Broadway musical, although fans can reasonably expect something big: “We’re going to be having a good time,” Koppelman told the Post. There is so much to be done with this estate. There are vaults full of music.”

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