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...
Love Song by John Kolvenbach at New Ambassadors from 25 Nov 2006
Love Song, by John Kolvenbach, will open at the New Ambassadors Theatre on 4 Dec 2006, following previews from 25 Nov - booking to 3 March 2007.
Starring Neve Campbell, Kristen Johnston, Michael McKean, Cillian Murphy
Directed by John Crowley, designed by Scott Pask, lighting by Howard Harrison.
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert Bartner for Tulchin/Bartner Productions and Bob Boyett.
Beane is an exile from life – an oddball. His well-meaning sister Joan and brother-in-law Harry try and make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following a burglary on his apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and tries to unravel the story behind Beane's mysterious new love Molly.
Neve Campbell (Molly), is best know for playing Sidney Prescott in Wes Craven’s hugely successful Scream trilogy. Her most recent film projects include Oliver Parker’s I Really Hate My Job, Richard Attenborough’s Closing the Ring and The Death of Harry Tobin. Her other film work includes Robert Altman’s The Company, Peter Richardson’s Churchill as well as Relative Strangers, Panic, Blind Horizon and Drowning Mona. On television her work includes Party of Five and The Canterville Ghost.
Kristen Johnston (Joan), is best known for her portrayal of Sally Solomon in the US TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun and the role of Dr Eve Payton in the award-winning series, ER. Her film work includes Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and Wilma Flintstone in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. Her theatre work includes As You Like It and Portrait of a Woman for the Atlantic Theatre Company, The Lights for Lincoln Center, The Women for the Roundabout Theatre Company and Much Ado About Nothing for the Public Theater.
Michael McKean (Harry), first came to fame with a starring role as Lenny in the popular 70s sitcom Laverne & Shirley. He also co-created, composed music for and starred as David St Hubbins in Rob Reiner’s classic rock comedy feature film, This is Spinal Tap. His most recent projects include co-writing the music for A Mighty Wind, making his Broadway musical comedy debut in Hairspray and starring in Woody Allen’s play, A Second Hand Memory, followed by the Broadway revival of The Pajama Game. McKean’s recent feature film credits include Hopeless Pictures, The Producers, Best in Show, Relative Strangers, The Aristocrats, Auto Focus, Little Nicky, Beautiful, Clint Eastwood’s True Crime, Teaching Mrs. Tingle and Mystery Alaska .
Cillian Murphy(Beane), has had starring roles in Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Wes Craven’s Red Eye, Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later and Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto. His other film work includes Peter Webber’s Girl With a Pearl Earring and Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain. His theatre work includes Disco Pigs which opened at the Dublin Theatre Festival and then toured extensively. Murphy later starred in the film version. His other theatre work includes The Country Boy, Juno and the Paycock, Playboy of the Western World and The Shape of Things, all for the Gaiety Theatre Dublin. He also played Konstantin in Peter Stein’s Edinburgh Festival production of The Seagull.