A musical based around the music of Johnny Cash will hit Broadway in New York City next year (06).
RING OF FIRE - which has premiered to rapturous reviews in Buffalo, New York State - features more than 35 of the HURT star's songs.
However, Cash does not appear as a character in the lavish stage production which follows in the footsteps of 'jukebox musicals' like MAMMA MIA and WE WILL ROCK YOU.
Tony Award-winning director RICHARD MALTBY explains, "The persona, the voice, are unduplicatable, and the very best we could achieve would be a poor imitation."
It's fascinating to look at the life of Johnny Cash from a new angle, even...