Danny Mac leads cast of On The Town at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

The Strictly star takes on a new lead role

Danny Mac leads cast of On The Town at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have announced casting for their upcoming revival of On the Town which runs from 19 May to 1 July 2017, with an official opening on 25 May 2017.

Danny Mac, Fred Haig and Jeremy Taylor will star as the three sailors Gabey, Chip and Ozzie, alongside Siena Kelly, Lizzy Connolly and Miriam-Teak Lee as Ivy, Hildy and Claire.

They will be joined by Maggie Steed as Madame Dilly, Naoko Mori as Lucy Schmeeler, Rodney Earl Clarke as The Workman, Mark Heenehan as Judge Pitkin and an ensemble that includes Michelle Andrews, Myles Brown, Matthew Caputo, Edward Chitticks, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Cristina Hoey, James Leece, Jacob Maynard, Rachel Muldoon, Melissa Nettleford, Emily Ann Potter, Mollie Melia Redgrave, Lisa Ritchie, Barnaby Thompson, Sam Salter and Brandon Lee Sears.

Based on a concept by Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, On the Town includes the hit songs “New York, New York (it’s a helluva town)”, "I Can Cook Too", "You Got Me" and "Lonely Town".

This new revival is directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for In the Heights before scoring a hit with his choreography for Jesus Christ Superstar in 2016, for which he is nominated in The Olivier Awards 2017.

On The Town is designed by Peter McKintosh with musical direction by Tom Deering, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph.

Danny Mac (Gabey) was a finalist in Strictly Come Dancing 2016 and played Mark ‘Dodger’ Savage in Hollyoaks. He has previously starred in Wicked in the West End.

Jeremy Taylor (Ozzie) recently played Fiyero in Wicked (Victoria Apollo), and has previously appeared in We Will Rock You (Dominion), The Sound of Music (Palladium and UK tour) and Evita (UK tour). Lizzy Connolly (Hildy) is currently appearing in The Wild Party (The Other Palace) having previously appeared in Once In A Lifetime (Young Vic).

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