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Dead & Company keyboard player Jeff Chimenti has accepted the daunting task of deciding which Grateful Dead songs should get  featured in an upcoming musical based on the band. Broadway World is reporting that that the yet-to-be titled stage production will be a "...semi- fantastical and immersive Americana tale" based on a 1920's family engaged in various nefarious enterprises, including gambling, conning and swindling.  Based on that description, songs like Me and My Uncle, Deal, Jack Straw and Friend of the Devil should be good candidates.  The last attempt (1998) at a play based on the band's material was practically dead on arrival -  it folded after just a few performances.