The Music of Indie Rock Favs, Pavement, Serves as a Basis for a Musical

'Slanted! Enchanted! A Pavement Musical' coming to off-Broadway in December 2022

As a number of outlets report, the music of the ’90s indie rock greats Pavement is the basis of a new theatrical production, Slanted! Enchanted! A Pavement Musical. It’s written and directed by filmmaker and Pavement mega-fan Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell) who also made the “Harness Your Hopes” video, curated the Pavement museum, and is working on a band documentary as we speak. The musical features Pavement’s songs arranged by Keegan DeWitt (Hearts Beat Loud) and Dabney Morris and choreography by Angela Trimbur.

The plot is only briefly described for now: 

“The majesty and mystery of Pavement, one of rock music’s most unique treasures, brought to life on the theatre stage for an abbreviated, unforgettable stand.” It runs “75 minutes or so,” according to Alex Ross Perry.

Starring in this Pavement musical is Michael Esper, who also appeared in Sting’s The Last Ship and Green Day’s American Idiot musicals, alongside  Zoe Lister-Jones (Band Aid, Delocated), and Kathryn Gallagher (Alanis Morrissette’s Jagged Little Pill musical).

Slanted! Enchanted! will be staged for two performances only at the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker St) on December 1st and 2nd.

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