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ZZ Top musical in the works

INDIO, CA – APRIL 25: Musicians Dusty Hill (L) and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top perform onstage during day two of 2015 Stagecoach, California’s Country Music Festival, at The Empire Polo Club on April 25, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

There’s a ZZ Top musical in the works, according to Rolling Stone. The show, titled Sharp Dressed Man, is currently in development, and set to open in 2020. Bandmembers Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard will serve as executive producers — with “Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment, led by Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth developing the jukebox musical.”

Rounding out the team is ZZ Top manager Carl Stubner who’ll serve as producer, with the musical’s book being written by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins, who are best known for the recent teleplay for Fox’s Grease Live!

According to the press release announcing the production, “Sharp Dressed Man is 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 his merry band of beer drinkers and hell raisers.”

No opening night or venue has been announced yet.