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Casting has been announced for the work in progress production of Alain Boublil’s Manhattan Parisienne, which will run at The Other Palace in October.
Boublil, best known as the lyricist for the musicals Les Miserables, Martin Guerre and Miss Saigon, has written the new musical set in New York about two struggling artists – a Parisienne actress and Manhattan musician. The musical features excerpts from ‘classic French and American songbooks by songwriters Jacques Brel, George and Ira Gershwin, Michel Legrand, Cole Porter and Charles Aznavour. The musical got its world premiere at 59E59, New York in December 2014.
Produced by Robert Makintosh and directed by Bruce Guthrie, the cast will include:
Noa Bodner (Testing The Echo/Moving Stories, National Theatre) as Adam’s Mom/Waitress,
Richard Emerson (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Wilton’s Music Hall) as Teddy/Agent,
Douglas Hansell (Titanic, Charing Cross Theatre) as Paul/Gareth,
James Lailey (Measure for Measure, Shakespeare’s Globe) as Busker,
Orlando Seale (The Lightning Play, Almeida Theatre) as Gerard,
Gabriel Vick (Promises Promises, Southwark Playhouse) as Adam,
and Marie Zamora (original Manhattan Parisienne production in New York) as Eve.
Guthrie’s directional credits include Man to Man (Wilton’s Music Hall) and Rent (UK tour).
The production will run at The Other Palace from 10th to 21st October.