Spike Jonze Directing Beastie Boys Live Show, but There Will Only Be Three Performances

IndieWire | 3/15/2019 | Staff
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Spike Jonze isn’t ready to announce any new movies just yet, but he is set to return with a brand new project next month. The “Her” and “Being John Malkovich” director will direct the Beastie Boys in a brand new stage show entitled “Beastie Boys Story: As Told By Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz.” Diamond and Horovitz founded the rap group in 1981 with Adam Yauch, who passed away from cancer in 2012.

“Beastie Boys Story” will play for three nights only in Philadelphia and New York. The world premiere will take place at Philadelphia’s Tower Theater on April 5, followed by two performances at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York on April 8 and April 9. Further details on the project are remaining under wraps. From the sound of it, the show looks to combine music and an oral history of the Beastie Boys’ founding and rise to becoming an iconic rap group.

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