The Broadway play revival Old Times will have a musical score written the legend that is Thom Yorke from Radiohead! It was announced today on Broadway.com that Mr. York would write the revival score for the play, that is set to premiere September 17th and officially open on October 6th at the American Airlines Theatre. The production’s producer Douglas Hodge commented by saying that, “Thom’s music works backwards and forwards and plays with time and repetition in the same way Pinter does,” said Hodge. “In true Thom Yorke‐style, the music is epic, heartbreaking, irresistible and complex.” Mr. Yorke added, “It’s been a pleasure working with Doug on my first stage production. I’ve enjoyed exploring through music the script’s themes of love and memory as well as Pinter’s rhythms, twists and turns.”
Thom Yorke joined the iconic 1980s and 90s band in 1985 and they released their first single “Creep” in 1992. Radiohead may be a well known band but Thom Yorke may surprise Broadway fans with his amazing lyrics and score-writing capabilities.
Old Times, the revival play that originally premiered at the Billy Rose Theatre (now the Nederlander Theatre) in 1971, tells the story of a man named Deeley who is excited to meet his wife Kate’s friend from a long time ago, Anna. After the night begins, her visit turns from ordinary sharing of fond memories to a quiet battle for power.