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True Blood To Become A Broadway Musical

June 20 -- The actor, who plays blood sucker Bill Compton in the popular HBO vampire series, has teamed up with composer Nathan Barr to transfer the show to the stage.

Speaking to the New York Daily News' Confidenti@l column at the season seven premiere of 'True Blood' this week, Stephen said, "I helped Nathan with some of the songs and we presented them to producers. It is really interesting what he is doing and the music was actually quite good."

And although Stephen is happy to help behind the scenes, he insists he won't be playing 'Vampire Bill' on Broadway, despite starring in NBC's successful live telecast of 'The Sound of Music', because he and his co-star wife Anna Paquin have to look after their 20 month old twins Charlie and Poppy.

He said, "Working in Broadway is tough and we have a young family here in L.A. And this stage show would be a younger man's role.

"It's time for me to move on from this now. I have loved every minute of it, but Anna and I are laying it to rest."


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