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Cash sings again

Maltby Jr. to helm tuner 'Ring of Fire'

Following Elvis Presley, John Lennon and the Beach Boys this season, the latest music icon to be lionized in a new Broadway musical will be late country singer Johnny Cash.

Tony-winning director Richard Maltby Jr. (“Ain’t Misbehavin'”) has signed on to direct “Ring of Fire,” a celebratory journey through the Man in Black’s experience of life, love, loss and faith.

The show will feature more than 40 songs by Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, including classics such as “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “A Boy Named Sue,” plus the title song.

Producer Bill Meade and Phoenix Prods. are planning to play select cities next fall before hitting Broadway in 2006.

Cash also is the subject of Fox 2000’s biopic “Walk the Line,” in production with James Mangold directing. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon play the country legend and his wife.

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