Casey Nicholaw will direct the Broadway-bound world premiere of Robin and the 7 Hoods (July 14-August 22), featuring book by Rupert Holmes. The show, which transports the Robin Hood legend to Prohibition-era Chicago, is built around standards by Sammy Cahn (lyrics) and James Van Heusen (music), including "My Kind of Town," "Come Fly With Me," "All the Way" and "Call Me Irresponsible."
In addition, Marion Ross and Paul Michael will star in Joe DiPietro's The Last Romance (July 30-September 5), about an 80-year-old widower who gets an unexpected second chance at love. Richard Seer will direct.
Adrian Noble will serve as artistic director of the Old Globe's annual Shakespeare Festival and will direct both King Lear (June 12-September 23) and Alan Bennett's The Madness of George III (June 19-September 24). The festival will also feature Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew (June 16-September 26); no director has been named.For more information, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.