Eric Schneider and Will Chase
star in Robin and the 7 Hoods
Eric Schneider and Will Chase
star in Robin and the 7 Hoods (© Carol Rosegg)
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Robin and the 7 Hoods - A New Musical, to play the Old Globe Theatre, July 14-August 22, with an opening on July 30. Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph this musical comedy, which is aiming to go on to Broadway.

Based on the classic Rat Pack film of the same name, the show features a book by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes and songs by four-time Academy Award winners Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. In it, Robbo, a suave, fast-rising entrepreneur in Chicago's sophisticated nightclub scene, tries to re-organize organized crime, and finds himself wanted by both sides of the law.

The cast will feature 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 (Ensemble).

The creative team will include Robert Brill (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), John Shivers and David Patridge (sound design), Bill Elliott (orchestrator), and Mark Hummel (music director).

For more information, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.