Higher Ground: The Musical – Broadway Musical Gets Comic Adaptation With Accompanying Soundtrack
New York songwriter and composer Peter Galperin will be teaming up with writer Gregg Ostrin and artist/letterer Patrick Barrett for a 4-part graphic novel series titled Higher Ground: The Musical. The graphic novel will feature unique QR codes within the pages to give readers an immersive experience of the Broadway musical turned comic with a track list tailored for this experience of hope and the future of our planet.
Higher Ground’s description reads:
“In a future ravaged by global warming, the last colony of survivors in New York City face an impending superstorm. This urgent story explores the intimate relationships between members of a multi-racial and multi-generational group, as they struggle to survive in the only neighborhood in the city still standing. When mysterious strangers arrive, the colony must decide if they are a threat, or a way out.”
Galperin shares the real-life events that inspired the project, saying:
“I found myself getting serious about climate change in 2012, when Hurricane Sandy roared up the East Coast and slammed into New York City, then read an iceberg the size of Delaware had broken off the Antarctic peninsula, and personally experienced the effects of an extensive fire season in the western United States.
The problem I kept coming up against was that the research and information available online, in books and in the news on climate change was all very science-oriented, making it hard to relate to on a personal level. The story that Gregg Ostrin and I ended up creating is definitely science-based, but our story is ultimately about the friendship, love and trust that connect people to one another.
That was true in the past, it’s true in the present, and it will still be true in the future. Together, we’ve enlisted an incredible group of talented contributors to help us turn this unique story into an immersive reading and listening experience that grows more timely everyday.”
In partnership with organizations such as EarthHero.org, WeDontHaveTime.org, PalmOilDetectives.com, and SaveThePlanetGroup.com. The creators and organizations hope to spread their word on the human impact on the planet and climate change.
HIGHER GROUND Vol. 1, Tracklist
- “Life Goes On” (Emily Bautista, Kennedy Caughell, Steven Eng, Doug Eskew, Jeremy Kushnier, Brennyn Lark, N’Kenge)
- “A Better Place” (Emily Bautista)
- “Another Drink” (Doug Eskew, Steven Eng, Emily Bautista, Brennyn Lark)
- “Freedom” (N’Kenge, Jeremy Kushnier, Doug Eskew, Kennedy Caughell, Steven Eng, Brennyn Lark)
- “Not Like You” (Emily Bautista, Jeremy Kushnier)
- “Hey, What More Could I Do” (Jeremy Kushnier, Kennedy Caughell
Higher Ground: The Musical Vol. 1 will be available on April 19, 2023, in print and digital. You can preorder your copy here!
Check out the preview below:
Source: Don’t Hide PR