Decemberists Heading To Broadway?

Sounds like it. Billboard recently talked to Colin Meloy about the band’s anticipated sixth album, The King Is Dead when Meloy mentioned that he’d been slowly working on a musical. The musical, he says, was going to be about miners in Butte, Montana at the turn of the century. And he already had a big producer tied to it: “It happens that the director Michael Mayer, who directed Green Day’s American Idiot musical on Broadway, is the guy that got me going about doing a musical,” Meloy told Billboard. “We’re still talking and there’s potential for a musical down the line, for sure.”

“Rox In The Box,” one of the tracks from the musical he put aside, ended up on The King Is Dead.