*Whoopi Goldberg is among the producers of upcoming staged readings of White Noise, the Broadway-aimed musical about a young female white-separatist singing duo.
The musical is described as a cautionary tale inspired by real life white separatists that re-imagines the adage “when good men do nothing, evil happens.”
According to press notes: “Eva and Kady Siller have established a small following as folk singers promoting messages of white power. They are discovered by a powerful New York manager who convinces them that they can penetrate the world of mainstream rock/pop, dramatically increasing their power, by simply coding the lyrics to their hate songs.
“Frighteningly entertaining, White Noise is a parable for our times, exposing a hateful reality to which we are immune. Designed to educate audiences about the inadvertent dangers of extremism and its mainstream penetration, White Noise asks riveting questions of each of us and offers a glimmer of hope into our future.”
Goldberg, who has produced Thoroughly Modern Millie and the Broadway-bound musical Sister Act in the West End, attended a December 2009 reading of White Noise. At the time she commented that she was a fan of the musical and “wanted to help the show in any way she could,” reports Playbill News.
Choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family, Next to Normal) will direct and choreograph the September readings.
Below, a “Good Morning America” report on the Gaede twins – the real siblings that inspired the musical.