Robin and the 7 Hoods

Robin and the 7 Hoods

Wednesday, July 14 – Sunday, August 22
Old Globe Theatre

Book by Rupert Holmes
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen

A world premiere, Broadway-bound musical comedy, featuring classic songs by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, that takes us back to that sexy era in pop culture where "Mad Men" reigned supreme, martinis flowed freely, and Sinatra and Martin ruled the night. Take the writer of Broadway's murderously giddy musical Curtains, add the director who intoxicated us with The Drowsy Chaperone and taught Monty Python how to dance in Spamalot, and top it off with a sexy, soaring score of classic Cahn and Van Heusen songs like "My Kind of Town (Chicago is)," "Ain't That a Kick in the Head," and "Call Me Irresponsible," and you get Robin and the 7 Hoods, a new musical that takes the Robin Hood legend and gives it an early sixties spin. When Nicky Robino, a suave, fast-rising entrepreneur in Chicago's sophisticated nightclub scene, finds himself wanted by both sides of the law, he enlists allies from his old gang back in the Sherwood Park neighborhood of Chicago's south side, and he and his merry band quickly learn that a few wrongs could make things right.