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Ballad for the Brokenhearted by Dawson Joyce

An original jukebox musical that follows the lives and daily struggles of two lost young souls — Hudson, a self-destructive alcoholic and hard rock-wannabe poet, and his ex-girlfriend, Jane, a recently-clean and sober prostitute who's having trouble paying the bills and, unknown to him, is pregnant with his child — as we see how their shattered dreams of the past and their conflicted longing in the present might determine what lies in store for their futures. The story, at once a sobering character study and a scathing social critique, is set in the mean streets of early 1980's New York, inspired by the works of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Bob Fosse, Spike Lee, Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese, Julie Taymor, Paul Verhoeven, and especially narrative-wise, the Technicolor melodramas of Douglas Sirk. The rock opera features covers of twenty-five timeless songs from various influential bands and groundbreaking artists, such as Heart, Robert Tepper, Green Day, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, Ben Moody and Anastacia, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Jefferson Starship, Styx, Nazareth, The Who, The Eagles, Meat Loaf, Def Leppard, Led Zeppelin, Laura Branigan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Bee Gees, Berlin, Billy Joel, Cream, Queen, and Chris Isaak.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Dawson Joyce 100% 

Cast Results

Hudson Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Xavier Dolan 100% 

Jane Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Indya Moore 100% 

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