New York, New York, it’s a helluva town!
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has today announced casting for the opening production of their 2017 season, On The Town, which runs from 19 May to 1 July, 2017.
Danny Mac, Fred Haig and Jeremy Taylor will play the roles of the three sailors, Gabey, Chip and Ozzie, originally played in the film version by Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin, whilst Siena Kelly, Lizzy Connolly and Miriam-Teak Lee will play the roles of Ivy, Hildy and Claire, originally played in the film version by Vera-Ellen, Betty Garrett and Ann Miller.
Also joining the cast are Maggie Steed as Madame Dilly, Naoko Mori as Lucy Schmeeler, Rodney Earl Clarke as The Workman and Mark Heenehan as Judge Pitkin.
Completing the cast are: Michelle Andrews, Myles Brown, Matthew Caputo, Edward Chitticks, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Cristina Hoey, James Leece, Jacob Maynard, Rachel Muldoon, Melissa Nettleford, Emily Ann Potter, Mollie Melia Redgrave, Lisa Ritchie, Barnaby Thompson, Sam Salter and Brandon Lee Sears.
Based on a concept by Jerome Robbins, with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, On The Town is directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, who won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for In the Heights before scoring a hit with his choreography for Regent’s Park’s Jesus Christ Superstar in 2016.
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