Bee Gees Musical in the Works

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There may be some “nights on Broadway” soon for fans of the Bee Gees. According to several published reports, a new musical theater production will tell the story of the brothers Gibb. The as-yet-untitled production is being developed by the Universal Theatre Group, whose previous successes include the musical Wicked.

The production company is working directly with Barry Gibb (the trio’s only surviving member), Yvonne Gibb (the widow of Bee Gee Maurice) and the estate of Robin Gibb (including widow Dwina) on the show. The announcement came via Jimmy Horowitz, president of Universal Pictures. No opening date was announced.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our family,” said Barry Gibb in a statement. “I’m personally very excited to be a part of the creative process along with Yvonne and Dwina. It’s another adventure for us and a chance to throw the spotlight on all my brothers and finally the real story of us will be told. It’s an honor to be working alongside the people I most respect. I can’t wait to get started!”

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The musical is expected to incorporate the music of the Bee Gees, much in the way that previous musical such as Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons), Beautiful (Carole King) and Mamma Mia! (ABBA) have before. The Bee Gees’ publishing and recorded music catalogs are represented through Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Records and Universal Music Enterprises.

Related: A 2017 book looks at the Bee Gees’ disco years

“On behalf of the entire company, we take great pride in collaborating with Barry on developing a stage musical that captures the scope and significance of his family’s incredible story,” said Horowitz in a statement. “We look forward to bringing some of the best music ever written to audiences in a unique and thrilling live stage musical event.”


Watch the Bee Gees perform “Nights on Broadway” on The Midnight Special

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