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"On The town" cast confirmed at London Coliseum
Casting has now been confirmed for English National Operas production of the musical On The Town, which opens at the London Coliseum 10 Mar 2005, following previews from 5 Mar. There will be 17 performances playing in repertory until 24 May 2005.
This is the first ever London revival, and has a cast and orchestra of over 100.
The cast includes Willard W. White (Workman 1) (*On March 18, 24, 26, April 19 and May 11, 19, 21 and 24, the role of Workman 1 is sung by Rodney Clarke), Timothy Howar (Ozzie), Adam Garcia (Chip), Aaron Lazar (Gabey), Helen Anker (Ivy Smith), Caroline O' Connor (Hildy Esterhazy), Lucy Schaufer (Claire de Loone), Sylvia Syms (Madame Maude P. Dilly) Janine Duvitski (Lucy Schmeeler), Philip Ball (Announcer/Master of Ceremonies), Greg Winter (Rajah Bimmy). Sailors/Waitors: Stuart Dawes, Tom Dwyer, Bob J Harms, Nick Holmes, Stori James, James O'Connell, Darragh O'Leary, Craig Scott, Nick Searle, Tristan Temple and Liam Mikhail Wrate. NY City Girls/Eddie's Girls: Lucy Anderson, EJ Boyle, Chloë Campbell, Julia Hinchcliffe, Rebecca Lee, Jane McMurtrie, Jo Morris, Alexis Owen-Hobbs, Amy Ellen Richardson, Lorraine Stewart.
Music by Leonard Bernstein, book and lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and based on an idea by Jerome Robbins.
It is directed by Jude Kelly, designed by Robert Jones, lighting by Mark Henderson and choreography by Stephen Mear. The assistant choreographer is Nikki Woollaston.
Simon Lee conducts ENO's orchestra.
The magnificent 2364-seat London Coliseum is London's largest theatre. Home to ENO since 1968, the building re-opened in 2004 following a four-year, £41 million restoration. The London Coliseum has an illustrious history of presenting American musicals, hosting a succession of London premiere productions in the forties and fifties: "Annie Get Your Gun" (premiere June 7, 1947), "Kiss Me, Kate" (March 8, 1951), "Guys & Dolls"(May 28, 1953), "Can-Can" (October 14, 1954), "The Pajama Game"(October 13, 1955), "Damn Yankees"(March 28, 1957) and "Bells Are Ringing"(November 14, 1957).