The Flaming Lips long-awaited musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, based on their 2002 album of the same name, will make its debut later this year at the La Jolla Playhouse, in La Jolla, CA. According to an article on the LA Times Music Blog, the musical will premiere this winter, and will be written and directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys).
In addition to songs from Yoshmi Battles the Pink Robots the musical will also feature songs from albums including The Soft Bulletin and At War with the Mystics.
Yoshimi has been in the works since 2007 when Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing) was confirmed to write its script. However, as the LA Times points out, Sorkin’s name was not included in a press release revealed yesterday by La Jolla Playhouse.