There has been a lot of exciting news this week, here’s a round up. Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre), Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre), The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre) and In The Heights (King’s Cross Theatre) have all extended their booking periods.
Casting for The Bodyguard’s run at the Dominion Theatre has been announced. The cast includes Beverly Knight as Rachel Marron (Knight recently starred as Felicia Farrell in Memphis and Grizabella in Cats), Rachel John as Nicki Marron, Carole Stennett as alternate Rachel Marron, Mark Holden as Bill Devaney, Dominic Taylor as Sy Spector, Matthew Stathers as Stalker and Glen Fox as Ray Court. The Bodyguard will open on 15th July 2016.
It has been announced the Matt Curry will take over the role of The Wizard in Wicked from 25th March 2016. Tom McGowen, currently The Wizard, will end his limited run on 12th March. Between 14th and 24th March, Sean Kearns, currently playing Doctor Dillamond, will be The Wizard. Wicked recently extended its booking period into April 2017.
Michael Crawford is making his return to the West End in the upcoming production of The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre as Leo Colston. The Go-Between opens at the Apollo on 27th May with press night on 7th June.
Dreamgirls is confirmed to open at the Savoy Theatre in December 2016 (with previews in November). Glee star Amber Patrice Riley will make her West End debut in the production as Effie White.