Here’s something we haven’t seen before!
In January 2019, a play based on the story of Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth will open up off-Broadway. “Eddie and Dave” will run at the Atlantic Theatre Company from Jan. 10 through Feb. 10.
The play’s website calls Eddie and Dave “A raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena’s most groundbreaking 80s rockers told through the foggy lens of a lonely, out of work MTV-VJ. Eddie and Dave is a gender-bending new play by Amy Staats (Miles for Mary, Atlantic’s Tow Playwright-in-Residence) about hubris, friendship, family, fame, musical genius and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating.”
What makes this sound really interesting is that both leads are played by women. And we noticed that neither Eddie Van Halen’s nor David Lee Roth full names are used, which makes sense since it’s not an official Van Halen production. But the logo for the play on the website features a couple iconic hairdos, which leave no doubt which two individuals the play is about.
Amy Staats wrote the show and plays Eddie, while Megan Hill is playing Dave.
Should be interesting! Ticket links and additional info are here.
Tix are now on sale for EDDIE AND DAVE! Plus check out our totally rad cast: @VAspillaga, Megan Hill, Omer Abbas Salem, @AmyStaats & Adina Verson! https://t.co/C4K2onUBRP Performances start Jan 10! #EddieAndDaveATC pic.twitter.com/WhoAeRkwnQ
— Atlantic Theater (@AtlanticTheater) November 1, 2018