Gorillaz creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett talk about their stage musical version of a Chinese fable -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
... a schoolboy," Hewlett explains. Adds Albarn: "It's one of those things that you talked about in school the next day." In this exclusive video clip (after the jump), the duo discuss their efforts to bring the fable to life on stage. Follow Thom on Twitter: @ThomGeier Read more: 'Les Miserables' sets dates for Broadway return 'Matilda' composer Tim Minchin on the Broadway hit's signature song -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEORebecca Hall headed to Broadway in 'Machinal' EW Stage Hub Gorillaz
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Gorillaz's 'Monkey' Musical Swinging Over to Lincoln Center
... public on April 8. Scroll down for a full schedule of Monkey: Journey to the West performances. Monkey: Journey to the West @ The David H. Koch Theater: July 6 @ 8 p.m. (preview) July 7 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (previews) July 9 @ 8 p.m. July 10 @ 8 p.m. July 11 @ 8 p.m. July 12 @ 8 p.m. July 13 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 14 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 16 @ 8 p.m. July 17 @ 8 p.m. July 18 @ 8 p.m. July 19 @ 8 p.m. July 20 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 21 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 23 @ 8 p.m. July 24 @ 8 p.m. July 25 @ 8 p.m. July 26 @ 8 p.m. July 27 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 28 @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Gorillaz
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Gorillaz Collaborators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett Bringing Monkey Opera to New York City
... p.m. (previews) Tuesday, July 9 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m. Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at 8 p.m. Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at 2 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at 8 p.m. Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at 2 and 8 p.m. Gorillaz
Collaborators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett Bringing Monkey Opera to New York City ... [ read more ]
Damon Albarn (vocals, guitar) 2000-
Jamie Hewlett (illustrator) 2000-
Dan "The Automator" Nakamura (producer) 2000-
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Albarn is the frontman for the British rock group Blur. Hewlett draws comic books. He is most famous for Tank Girl, which was made into a movie starring rapper Ice-T and Stooges frontman Iggy Pop. Nakamura specializes in fantasy hip-hop, coming from the underground group Deltron 3030, which put its members into the year 3030, traveling the galaxy.
On its first album, Gorillaz featured the musicianship of Tom Tom Club/Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz, Deltron 3030 rappers Del Tha Funkee Homosapien and Kid Koala, Buena Vista Social Club singer Ibrahim Ferrer, and Cibo Matto singer Miho Hatori.
The group is a mixture of Nakamura and Albarn's music and Hewlett's animation. They designed four cartoon characters to be members of the group a la Spinal Tap. Murdoc is the devil-worshipping bass player, 2-D is the melancholy lead singer, Noodle is the 10-year-old Asian female guitarist, and Russel is the drummer/rapper.
Albarn and Hewlett were roommates. They got the idea to create this group after each ended long-term relationships. After the appropriate grieving period, they decided to make good use of their time and began work on the look and sound of their pet band.
In 2002, they went on tour. The band played behind a video screen that displayed their cartoon images. Albarn was the only member who played every show.
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