Flaming Lips set for Broadway?

Wayne Coyne confirms plans for a Broadway musical

Flaming Lips set for Broadway?
The Flaming Lips have announced they are to team up with 'The West Wing' creator Aaron Sorkin to turn their 2002 album ’Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’ into a Broadway musical.

The project will be overseen by Tony Award-winning director/producer Des McAnuff, whose previous ventures include The Who classic ’Tommy’.

Speaking to ew.com, singer Wayne Coyne explained: "When Des heard the record, he heard a lot about death and loss and the triumph of your own optimism... he had an emotional attachment to it.

"I tell people all the time, it's not really a story. It's more like a mood. There's a Japanese girl; she fights some robots; that's five minutes. After that I don't know."

There has been no confirmation of the musical’s debut, nor has a plot been specified yet.

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