ZZ Top, Caesars Team for Jukebox Musical ‘Sharp Dressed Man’
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top and Caesars Entertainment are developing “Sharp Dressed Man,” a jukebox musical set to open next year in Las Vegas featuring the band’s greatest hits. Members Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard are all serving as executive producers.
“Sharp Dressed Man” is described as an “outrageous, bawdy musical romp” about a Lone Star auto mechanic who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood, “stealing hearts — and car parts — with the help of a merry band of beer guzzlers and hell raisers.” ZZ Top standards like “Legs,” “La Grange,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “Cheap Sunglasses” will help tell the satirical saga.
Gibbons tells Variety, “We’re feeling very good about the efforts of our producers and our manager Carl Stubner in putting this together. 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.”
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