Broadway Features and Reviews
Robin And The 7 Hoods Set For Debut
By Linda Hodges, Broadway Magazine
Ain't it a kick in the head! Excitement is in the air and on the stage as the much anticipated world premiere of "Robin and the 7 Hoods" prepares to open at San Diego's Old Globe Theater on Friday, July 30th – with previews starting July 14th.
The new musical, by Tony-award winner Rupert Holmes, summons the chic, the swagger and the cool of the early swinging 60's by reimagining the Robin Hood theme in a timeframe that pays tribute to the Rat Pack and the classic Cahn and Van Heusen songs that defined that smooth and sultry time. The score features such Sinatra standards as "My Kind of Town (Chicago is)," "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," and "Call Me Irresponsible," along with many other well-known Cahn and Van Heusen favorites.
Set on the cusp of all that was to come, when swinging bachelors and the sexy babes they adored were sipping dry martinis in dark, back-corner booths, Robbo, a suave, fast-rising entrepreneur in Chicago's sophisticated nightclub scene, finds himself wanted by both sides of the law. But he and his merry band quickly learn that a few wrongs - and a few songs - could make things right.
The Old Globe engagement gives the west coast crowd a chance to be part of a top-notch world premiere before this show is singing and swinging its way into the hearts of Broadway audiences next season. So light up a Lucky Strike and toss back a 7 & 7 and get ready for "Robin and the 7 Hoods" in its pre-Broadway run.
Robin and the 7 Hoods - WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
- Previews, Wednesday, July 14 – July 29th
- Opening Night, Friday, July 30th, running through August 22
- OLD GLOBE THEATRE
Book by Rupert Holmes
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Directed and Choreographed
by Casey Nicholaw
Show times: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays;
$68-$89 at the Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park, San Diego; The box office is open Tuesday - Sunday, noon to final curtain, 619-234-562 or www.theoldglobe.org.
Robin and the 7 Hoods has been extended and now runs through August 29th at The Old Globe in San Diego. Tickets are available at www.theoldglobe.org.
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