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David Simon, Steve Earle planning to write musical about Baltimore's steel industry days

David Simon, Steve Earle planning to write musical about Baltimore's steel industry days

Here's a tantalizing prospect for fans of musical theater: author/TV producer David Simon, singer/songwriter/actor/etc. Steve Earle and UMBC professor Deborah Rudacille may write a Baltimore-centric musical about the city's old steel industry and its workforce.

Word of the possible project leaked out in a New York Times interview with Earle, which described the musical as being set in the Sparrows Point neighborhood.

In an email to The Baltimore Sun, Simon, creator of HBO's "The Wire" and much more, said that he, Earle and Rudacille...

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