A Beastie Boys musical is in the works, called “Licensed to Ill” and will be happening at the Camden People’s Theatre in London.
The show is described as ”
“Created with creative support from comedy hip-hop legends Abandonman and the Rubberbandits, and using a mix of live music and DJ-ing, Licensed to Ill travels through time from the hip-hoppers of ’80s New York to the ’90s gangsters of LA – all the way to the total globalization of hip-hop. This loud, crazy show does to music theatre what hip-hop did to tracksuits: make them cool. The Beastie Boys’ story sheds light on many issues still raising hackles: racism towards and within rap; misogyny; the battle for hip-hop’s soul, between those using it for protest, and for profit. We follow the gang from teenage punks, via their discovery by legendary producer Rick Rubin, to their induction into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.”
Though the production is “unauthorized” the performers say that the Beastie Boys fully appraised their plans for the show and are aware of it.
“License to Ill” runs from November 23rd to December 12th, and people seem down with it.
— LICENSED TO ILL SHOW (@LicensedTo_Show) October 23, 2015
A Beastie Boys musical. I need to see that.
— Rachel Peters (@RachMP05) October 24, 2015
JERSEY BOYS for the rest of us. — https://t.co/0kMY06qQCf
— Scott Rice (@pksfrk) October 24, 2015
Fingers crossed it comes to our area at some point!