The Bee Gees are set to have a stage musical based on their music, and surviving member Barry Gibb will executive produce.
The Bee Gees are set to have a stage musical based on their music.
Universal Pictures have announced their theatre division has come to an agreement with surviving member Barry Gibb, as well as the estate of the late Robin Gibb, and Yvonne Gibb - the widow of the late Maurice Gibb - to develop a musical based on the life story of the three brothers.
The musical will feature the band's iconic music, and will be executive produced by Barry, 71, who claimed the musical was a ''wonderful opportunity'' for his family.
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The band's memory will be preserved in the form of tours and stamps
It’s all Bee Gees at the moment. Barry Gibb will ‘duet’ with his late brother Robin on a nationwide tour set in motion to honour the legacy of the band, while a special set of stamps will launch on The Isle of Man in the memory of Robin. Barry is the last surviving member of the Bee Gees.
Maurice Gibb died at 53 in 2003 after complications from a twisted intestine, while Robin lost his battle with cancer aged 62 last May. A source close to Barry, 66, called the shows an “emotional salute” and added: “The duet is touching. Barry will make his brothers the heart of the shows. It’s emotional to hear the voices in unison.” He will start an acoustic version of hit I Started A Joke before recordings of Robin Gibb are played on a screen, and will be performing three dates in the UK in September and October, including one show at the O2 Arena.
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Robin Gibb Tuesday 7th February 2012 An ambulance parked outside the home of Robin Gibb. The BeeGee is reportedly recovering well after responding to treatment for colon cancer.
Robin Gibb Friday 21st January 2011 General View of Robin Gibb's Oxford house. The Bee Gee's star is reportedly resting at his home in between chemotherapy treatments during his battle with liver cancer.
Barry Gibb, Bee Gees, Robin Gibb and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame - Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony - Press Room New York City, USA - at the Waldorf Astoria hotel Monday 15th March 2010
Date of birth
22nd December, 1949
Date of death
20th May, 2012