Producer Chuck Lorre, the creator of ‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Mike and Molly’ is working on a musical with Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach.
In 1998 Bacharach and Costello released their album ‘Painted From Memory’. The idea for the album germinated when the unlikely musical collaborators worked together on the song ‘God Give Me Strength’ for the 1996 movie ‘Grace Of My Heart’.
‘Painted From Memory’ earned Costello and Bacharach a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals in 1998 for the song ‘I Still Have The Other Girl’.
According to Bacharach, Lorre approached him to base a Broadway show around ‘I Still Have The Other Girl’ and use the ‘Painted From Memory’ album as a soundtrack to the show. Costello and Bacharach may also compose new music for the show.
Lorre told Bacharach that unlike his current hit TV shows the Broadway show “won’t be a comedy”.