Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen's music is getting the musical theater treatment.
According to Country Standard Time, the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival will launch this year with a production of "Somewhere With You," a musical by director Peter Zinn and songwriter JT Harding who have created the first modern country songbook to ever hit New York theater.
According to the New York Musical Theatre Festival's synopsis, "Somewhere With You" is a country-rock musical with music by country song writer JT Harding and features many of his hit songs made famous by Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker, Jake Owen, and JTX (including Chesney’s number one song “Somewhere with You” and Uncle Kracker’s “Smile”). This compellingly gritty, coming-of-age love story centers around a new generation of Southerners growing up in the early 2000s, confronted by the methamphetamine epidemic, the war in Iraq, and other post-9/11 challenges in the rural South.
"Somewhere With You" will be performed seven times at The Pershing Square Signature Center in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, on July 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13. Tickets went on sale June 16 and can be purchased here for $25.