An official selection of Doc NYC 2021, Mr. Saturday Night debuts on Thursday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max., Mr. Saturday Night is directed by John Maggio (HBO’s “A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks”) and executive produced by The Ringer’s Bill Simmons (HBO’s “Andre The Giant,” “Showbiz Kids”). The documentary chronicles the meteoric career of Australian entrepreneur Robert Stigwood, who gambled on a magazine article about the Brooklyn night club scene and turned it into the 1977 cultural touchstone “Saturday Night Fever,” making a global superstar out of John Travolta and reinvigorating disco with a platinum-selling soundtrack anchored by four number-one hits from the Bee Gees. Mr. Saturday Night tracks Stigwood’s journey from managing artists such as Eric Clapton and the Bee Gees, to producing the hit theater productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Tommy” and “Evita,” to forever changing the way film studios approached movie soundtrack synergy, leaving an indelible mark on American cinema and the record industry for decades to come.
Robert Stigwood documentary, "Mr. Saturday Night" debuts on HBO & HBO Max
By Campus Circle Staff
Article posted on 12/7/2021
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