Bee Gees

Some of the biggest stage musicals of the last decade have used the music of some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest songwriters. There’s Mamma Mia, which celebrates the work of ABBA, We Will Rock You which is based on the rich musical legacy of Queen and more recently, American Idiot based on the music of Green Day.

Now, finally, one of the greatest songwriting teams of all time – the Bee Gees – are getting their own musical. It was recently announced that a new Bee Gees musical will be produced, featuring music from the band’s catalogue and based on their life story. The project will be executive produced by Barry Gibb, the lone surviving Bee Gee (brother Maurice and Robin Gibb passed away in 2003 and 2012 respectively).

The project will be produced by Universal Pictures’ live theatre division and will feature the group’s iconic hits. In a statement, Barry Gibb said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for our family…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”.

The Bee Gees released their debut album in 1965 and their last in 2001. They wrote and produced some of modern history’s most iconic songs, including hits like To Love Somebody, How Deep is Your Love, You Win Again and disco classics like Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever and You Should Be Dancing.

More details on the upcoming music here.