Billboard, Meloy said,
“People are always asking me to write musicals. It happens that the director Michael Mayer, who directed Green Day's American Idiot musical on Broadway, is the guy that got me going about doing a musical. We're still talking and there's potential for a musical down the line, for sure."In 2007, Meloy told the Portland paper The Mercury ,"There was one (musical) that nearly worked out, but it fell through. It was based on Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, which is the prequel to Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie." What will this one be about? Maybe it will be related to Meloy's potential stage show about turn-of-the-century miners in Butte, Montana, which resulted in the song "Rox in the Box" on the upcoming Decemberists album, The King Is Dead. The new album by the Decemberists arrives January 18 in North America via Capitol and a day earlier in Europe via Rough Trade.