Leader of the Pack - The Ellie Greenwich Musical
The Waterloo East Theatre will present the London Premiere of Leader of the Pack - The Ellie Greenwich Musical at their theatre in Waterloo, central London, from 7 to 31 October 2015, with an official opening on 13 October 2015.
Billed as 'the original 60s girls group musical', the show tells the true-life story of Ellie Greenwich, one of the greatest female songwriters to emerge from New York's song writing hit factory, The Brill Building.
"We follow her life from humble beginnings to become one of the most established and well respected female songwriters and producers of the 60s music industry, an industry that was predominately a man's world. Working with such luminaries of the music industry as Leiber and Stoller, Jeff Barry and Phil Spector; Ellie Greenwich wrote, co wrote and produced some of the greatest songs to emerge from the 60s era, songs that remain pop classics to this day."
The cast for the production includes Abi Finley, Matthew Quinn, Perry Meadowcroft, John Sandberg, Isobel Bates, Emma Fraser, Emma-Jane Morton, Lottie-Daisy Francis, Sophia Mackay, and Melissa Park.
Direction is by Gerald Armin, with musical direction by Bryan Hodgson and choreography by Fran Jaynes.
The production will feature the new adaptation by Gerald Armin and Peter Rowe based on the original 1985 Tony and Grammy-nominated original Broadway Musical of the same name, which featured a book by Anne Beattes and was based on a play by Melanie Mintz.
The show includes songs such as "Be My Baby", "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Then He Kissed Me", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "I Can Hear Music", "Baby I Love You", "Chapel Of Love", "River Deep, Mountain High" and "Leader of the Pack".
Tickets for the production are now on sale.