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A stage musical about the San Fernando Valley's porn industry is currently in the development phase. The production is a partnership between New York's experimental group the Civilians and L.A.'s Center Theatre Group.

The still-untitled show "will explore the real-life stories of the people who work in California's pornography industry," according to CTG. There is no opening date yet for the musical, which is being developed under CTG's New Play Production Program.

Using their interview-based approach to theater, the Civilians have begun speaking to industry insiders, including porn stars, producers, directors, technical crew and distributors. The music for the show is being written by Michael Friedman, with a book by Bess Wohl.

The Civilians appeared at the Kirk Douglas Theatre last year in "This Beautiful City."

-- David Ng

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