Sleepless in Seattle the Musical heading to London's West End?
Producers of Sleepless in Seattle the New Musical have announced via the show's official website that the UK premiere of the musical, which takes place in March 2017 at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, will find its way into the West End following a try-out in both Plymouth and Dublin. Audiences are invited to see the show 'prior to the West End', with an 'all star cast to be announced'.
The musical is based on the popular 1993 comedy film of the same name which starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. According to the show's official synopsis: "Sparkling with all of the charm, romance and wit of the much loved movie, Sleepless is the heart-warming tale of Sam who moves to Seattle with his eight–year–old son Jonah, following the tragic death of his wife. But when Jonah phones a radio show and gets Sam to talk about his broken heart and sleepless nights live on air, he suddenly finds himself one of the most sought after single men in America and a great news story for feisty journalist Annie on the opposite side of the country. It looks like love is in the airwaves, but how do you know if someone is the one for you when you’ve never even met..."
The UK production is being produced by Michael Rose and David Shor in association with Marc Toberoff, The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin and the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Sleepless in Seattle — The Musical had its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in spring 2013 and an industry reading in London earlier this year. The book is based upon the original story and screenplay with music & lyrics by Robert Scott and Brendan Cull. Casting and creative team for the UK production are yet to be announced.
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