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...
"CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG" at LONDON PALLADIUM MARCH 2002
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the stage musical, will receive its world premiere at the London Palladium on Tuesday 16th April 2002, following previews from 19th March 02.
This will be the first stage adaptation of the internationally known hit film made from lan Fleming's classic story and includes songs such as "Truly Scrumptious", "Toot Sweets", "Hushabye Mountain" and the Oscar-nominated title song "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".
The show has music & lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman,who were also responsible for "Mary Poppins", "The Slipper and the Rose", "The Aristocats" and "The Jungle Book". The Sherman Brothers have won two Academy Awards with a further nine nominations, two Grammy Awards and they have received 21 gold and platinum albums.
The film has been adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams, whose recent theatre work includes "Spend Spend Spend" and "Noises Off.
The show will be designed by Anthony Ward, currently represented in the West End by "My Fair Lady".
Musical staging and choreography by Gillian Lynne, whose London credits include "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera", and the show will be directed by the Royal Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director Adrian Noble.
The production will have lighting by Mark Henderson and sound design by Andrew Bruce, with orchestrations and dance arrangements by Chris Walker and musical direction and supervision by Robert Scott.
It is produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson for Eon Productions, Frederick Zollo, Nicholas Paleologos, Jeff Sine and Michael Rose Ltd for Chitty (UK) Ltd.
Casting is to be confirmed!!