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Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins premieres 'Persephone' musical
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins premieres 'Persephone' musical

Some rock fans of the mid-1990s may have thought Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins was dealing with ancient history when he wrote and sang the band's biggest hit, "1979." Now that Corgan, who hails from Chicago, has become the latest '90s rocker to jump into musical theater, it's beyond questioning that he's dealing with ancient history. His debut, a short musical called "Pretty Persephone," is based on the Greek myth of Persephone's abduction to the underworld by the god Hades, by which the ancients explained how the seasons came to be. The 20-minute show, running through Dec. 14 at the Music Theatre Company in Highland Park, Ill., on a...

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