PHOTO CALL: New Musical Robin and the 7 Hoods at The Old Globe

News   PHOTO CALL: New Musical Robin and the 7 Hoods at The Old Globe Will Chase, Adam Heller, Jeffrey Schechter, Eric Schneider, Amy Spanger and Kelly Sullivan are among troupers in the world premiere stage musical Robin and the 7 Hoods – A New Musical, which began previews July 14 at The Old Globe in San Diego.

The Broadway-aimed musical comedy will officially open July 30, and run in the Old Globe Theatre through Aug. 22.

Inspired by the Frank Sinatra movie of the same name, the production — with book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes and songs by four-time Academy Award winners Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen — was directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone, Minsky's). According to Old Globe, "Based on the classic Rat Pack film, Robin and the 7 Hoods takes the Robin Hood legend and gives it an early-'60s spin. Set in Chicago [at a time] when 'Mad Men' reigned supreme and martinis flowed freely, the musical features such classic Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen tunes as 'My Kind of Town (Chicago Is),' 'Call Me Irresponsible' and 'All the Way.' When Robbo, a suave, fast-rising entrepreneur in Chicago's sophisticated nightclub scene, tries to re-organize organized crime, he finds himself wanted by both sides of the law. He and his merry band quickly learn that a few wrongs — and a few songs — could make things right."

The cast includes Will Chase (Little John), Adam Heller (Lieutenant Nottingham), Rick Holmes (P.J. Sullivan), Jeffrey Schecter (Willie Scarlatti), Eric Schneider (Robbo), Amy Spanger (Alana O'Dell) and Kelly Sullivan (Marian Archer) with Timothy J. Alex, Clyde Alves, Graham Bowen, Andrew Cao, Cara Cooper, Paige Faure, Lisa Gajda, Stephanie Gibson, Carissa Lopez, Vasthy Mompoint, Beth Johnson Nicely, Aleks Pevec, Sam Prince, Tally Sessions, Brian Shepard and Anthony Wayne.

Here is a first look at the production:

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Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the box office.

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