It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson joins the cast of Into the Hoods from 4th August 2008
Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson will join the cast of Into The Hoods, at the Novello Theatre from 4 to 30 Aug 2008. (George will not appear on Monday 11th,18th & 25th & in the matinee of 6th August.)
The 14-year-old won this year's Britain’s Got Talent tv series with a breakdancing routine to Singin’ In The Rain.
George said: “This year is getting better and better. Into The Hoods is funky and young and I love the music. I can’t wait to get dancing on that stage.”
Into The Hoods, ZooNation's street dance/theatre version of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, opened at the Novello Theatre 26 March 2008, following previews from 14 March 2008 Directed and choreographed by Kate Prince, puts an urban spin on the story and sets it to a soundtrack of music by artists including Gorillaz, Basement Jaxx, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Black Eyes Peas and The Chemical Brothers.
ZooNation updates the action to an urban setting, telling the story of two children lost in the ‘hood’. An evil landlord befriends the children and they are offered a room in his tenement block on the condition that they work for him. Reluctantly, the children embark on their mission which leads them to the flats of Spinderella, where they discover gold adidas trainers; Lil Red, the owner of the bright red hoodie; Rapper, the producer of the finest quality long weave (hair extensions) in the city, and Jaxx (who lives in the basement…), the owner of a white Ipod. But is stealing really the way to get out of the hood?