Bluegrass legends THE STANLEY BROTHERS are being honoured with a new stage musical all about their career.

MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW: THE STORY OF THE STANLEY BROTHERS opened last night (25AUG05) in Abingdon, Virginia.

Ralph Stanley, the surviving member of the legendary duo, is expected to attend Sunday's (28AUG05) grand opening of the production.

Actors GILL BRASWELL and NICHOLAS PIPER will play Ralph and his brother CARTER from their career start on radio in Virginia in the mid-1940s to when Ralph won multiple Grammy awards in 2002.