Australian rock group INXS goes to Broadway

Iconic: Rock band INXS are set for their own live musical production. Pictured are members Tim Farriss, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss and Kirk Pengilly in 2014

INXS goes to Broadway! Iconic Australian rock band are set for their own live musical production

Australian rock band INXS are set for their own live musical production.

The band’s long-time manager Chris Murphy has joined forces with music labels Universal and Warner Chappell to bring the stage production to life, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The eagerly anticipated show will feature up to 200 songs recorded from INXS, beginning from when they first rocketed to fame in 1977. 

Iconic: Rock band INXS are set for their own live musical production. Pictured are members Tim Farriss, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss and Kirk Pengilly in 2014

Iconic: Rock band INXS are set for their own live musical production. Pictured are members Tim Farriss, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss and Kirk Pengilly in 2014

After discussing the project for a decade, Chris has brought on board Sydney-based producer Michael Cassel to develop the show.

Michael confirmed to the publication that a successful and well-known international writer will bring in the story to life.

‘If all goes to plan, we could have a table reading with actors in Sydney sometime in early 2021. That would be our hope,’ Michael said.

Vision: The band's long-time manager Chris Murphy has joined forces with music labels Universal and Warner Chappell to bring the stage production to life. Pictured are Tim Farriss and Michael Hutchence

Vision: The band’s long-time manager Chris Murphy has joined forces with music labels Universal and Warner Chappell to bring the stage production to life. Pictured are Tim Farriss and Michael Hutchence

He added: ‘The potential for this is huge, INXS were a true global supergroup, the appeal of their music still stands today.

‘It’s now a matter of coming up with a story which can draw inspiration from those songs in a new and compelling way.’

Cassel in the man responsible for bringing shows such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Lion King and Hamilton to Australia. 

Long career: The eagerly anticipated show will feature up to 200 songs recorded from INXS, beginning from when they first rocketed to fame in 1977.

Long career: The eagerly anticipated show will feature up to 200 songs recorded from INXS, beginning from when they first rocketed to fame in 1977.

A live stage production of INXS’ musical journey is a natural progression of their success in the music business. 

On Wednesday, the band made chart history when their album The Best of INXS [released 2002] reached Diamond status in Australia.   

The likes of Dua Lipa and Adele have spoken about being influenced by the rock band’s music. 

Influential: The likes of Dua Lipa and Adele have spoken about being influenced by the rock band's music. Pictured is Michael Hutchence in 1991

Influential: The likes of Dua Lipa and Adele have spoken about being influenced by the rock band’s music. Pictured is Michael Hutchence in 1991

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