ZZ Top Planning 'Sharp Dressed Man' Musical

By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta

May 21, 2019

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ZZ Top might not be the last Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act you'd expect to put on a musical, but the band certainly wouldn't be the first.

Nonetheless, the Texas blues-rock legends have announced an "outrageous, bawdy musical romp" jukebox musical called Sharp Dressed Man is in production and set to open in Los Angeles in 2020.

The show will draw heavily from ZZ Top's classic catalog and include songs like the title track, as well as Top hits "Gimme All Your Lovin'," "La Grange," "Legs" and "Cheap Sunglasses," according to a report in Variety.

ZZ Top band members Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard are serving as executive producers for the show.

"We're feeling very good about the efforts of our producers and our manager Carl Stubner in putting this together," Gibbons said. "Our music is in very capable hands, so we're really looking forward to seeing the results of these collective efforts next year. ...Fans have often told us that we've provided the soundtrack to their lives, and this is very much in line with that kind of enthusiastic thinking."

The show is described as a "Texas version of the Robin Hood story" that "delivers countless laugh-out-loud moments." The protagonist is an auto mechanic-turned-Robin Hood-type character who steals "hearts and car parts — with the help of a merry band of beer guzzlers and hell raisers."

It was written by the men who created Grease Live!

ZZ Top is on the road this summer and fall, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Get all the band's tour dates here.

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