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...
Major cast changes in Singin' In The Rain, from 18 Feb 2013, at the Palace Theatre.
Jennifer Ellison joins the cast as 'Lina Lamont', Louise Bowden as 'Kathy Selden' and Stephane Annelli will play 'Cosmo Brown'. The principal cast continues to feature Adam Cooper as 'Don Lockwood', Sandra Dickinson as 'Dora Bailey and Miss Dinsmore'. Existing cast members also remaining with the show include Peter Forbes taking over the role of 'RF Simpson', Gillian Parkhouse, Nancy Wei George, David Lucas..
Other new cast members include Mark Hadfield, Frankie Jenna, Karen Aspinall, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Brendan Cull, Adam Denman, Kelly Ewins-Prouse, Charlene Ford, Olivia Fines, Tim Hodges, Nia Jermin, Peter Le Brun, Matthew Malthouse, Adam Margilewski, Oliver Metzler, Joseph Prouse, Charlotte Scott, Zara Warren.
Jennifer Ellison's London stage stage credits include Boeing Boeing at the Comedy Theatre, Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre. She played Emily Shadwick in the television soap Brookside. Ellison reached the semi-finals on ITV's Dancing on Ice, and won the first ever series of Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen. On film, she played Meg Giry in the 2004 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera.
Singin' In The Rain, directed by Jonathan Church, opened at the West End's Palace Theatre on 15 Feb 2012, following previews from 4 Feb 2012, and is currently taking bookings to 31 Aug 2013.
It has songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The original screenplay and adaptations are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
It is choreographed by Andrew Wright, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Matt McKenzie, designed by Simon Higlett and produced by Stage Entertainment/Chichester Festival Theatre.
Don Lockwood is a silent movies star with everything he could want - fame, adulation and even a well-publicised ‘romance’ with his co-star Lina Lamont. But Hollywood is about to change forever. There is rumour in the studio of a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk… and sing... and dance.