The autobiographical stage production is intended to raise awareness of opiate addiction. Pic: Getty

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx is taking his 2007 memoir The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star to Broadway and beyond, according to several reports. It’s a musical, directed by David Esbjornson, and is set to hit theaters next year. 

A casting call took place this past weekend for the role of Sixx, with candidates instructed that the role would be ‘Late 20s to mid/late 30s, Male, Caucasian. Sexy and wildly charismatic. Self made, and serious about his music. Vocally strong rock/pop tenor.’

The Heroin Diaries was adapted from journals written by Sixx in the 80s while struggling with a heroin addiction. The book rose to number 7 on the New York Times Book Review non-fiction best-seller list.

Earlier this year, Sixx told BUILD Series that ‘The idea is to do with The Heroin Diaries for the opiate epidemic what Rent did for AIDS and HIV – to really shine a light on it and give back to communities locally, nationally and internationally.'

‘I’m really happy that the word ‘epidemic’ is attached to this crisis right now, but I’m also very frustrated that it took us so long to get here,’ he continued. ‘And so the timing for us is important, meaning it needs to happen now. And that’s what we’re working on. And we’re very close to having all the pieces together so that it can come out very early next year.’

A tenth-anniversary edition of The Heroin Diaries was published in 2017.

Info here.