Posted in music on June 21, 2013


As mentioned, Chen Shi-Zheng, Damon Albarn, and Jamie Hewlett's musical, Monkey: Journey to the West is set to make its NYC debut as part of the 2013 Lincoln Center Festival. It will have 27 performances running from July 6 - 28, and tickets are on sale now.

In anticipation of its arrival, co-creator Jamie Hewlett (also the man behind the look of Gorillaz), is participating in a discussion about the project with NY Times writer David Itzkoff on Saturday (6/22) at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium at 11 AM. The screening will be preceded by Hewlett's short film, Monkey Bee, and after the discussion they'll show episodes of '70s cult Japanese show, Monkey, which inspired Albarn and Hewlett's musical.

This program is free and open to the public. No tickets required. For the curious, the opening credits to the Monkey TV show (with its catchy theme song) and Monkey Bee are below.


Monkey - opening credits

Monkey Bee



Comments (4)

Can anyone confirm that Hewlett kind of slipped up during this talk and mentioned that Blur is most definitely currently working on a new album?

Posted by just curious ... | June 24, 2013 12:08 PM

The nature of Monkey was..... IRREPRESSIBLE!!!

Gonna look for these on DVD NOW! XD

Posted by Madelynn | September 25, 2013 2:06 PM

Animal cruelty- hilarious, not.. I mean on what planet could you think that a monkey smoking is not wrong and monkeys in circus's are being treated well.. They obviously get beat when they don't do things right.

Posted by Madilynn | May 30, 2014 6:00 AM

The music in the prologue sounds like a Sega Mega Drive/ Genesis game.

Posted by Barry | October 5, 2014 3:33 PM

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