It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Fame Casting Announced
Casting has been announced for The musical Fame , which returns to the West End for a limited season opening 8 May 2007, following 4 May 2007 - booking to 1 Sep 2007
The cast includes: Natalie Casey, Ian H Watkins, Natalie Kennedy, Desi Valentine, Fem Belling, Phil Cole, George Maguire, Emma Francis, Danielle Cato, Kevin McGuire, Fabien Eloise, Chris Piper, Sean Selby, Hannah Job, Vicki Marie Ryan, Lewis Griffiths, John Reynolds, Jacqui Biggs.
Natalie Casey is well known for her starring roles as ‘Donna’ in the BBC’s Two Pints of Larger & a Packet of Crisps and as ‘Carol Groves’ in Hollyoaks.
Ian H Watkins is best known as one fifth of the band STEPS, who had 15 Top Ten hits. His London stage credits include "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" at the New London Theatre in 2004; Ian also appeared as a housemate in the Spring 2007 series of Celebrity Big Brother.
Fame opened in the West End in 1995 at the Cambridge Theatre, it then opened at the Victoria Palace in 1997 and then the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1998, then back to the Victoria Palace in 2000, and then back to the Cambridge in 2001! It then transferred to the Aldwych 6th Sep 2002, where it ran to 22 April 2006.
The musical, based on Alan Parker's film, is conceived and developed by David de Silva, with lyrics by Jacques Levy and music by Steven Margoshes.
Directed by by Karen Bruce, design by Adrian Rees, lighting by Adrian Barnes.
The musical is set in New York's legendary High School for the Performing Arts. Fame follows a group of talented students in their quests for stardom and success as well as in their struggles with romance and other teenaged relationships.