Casting announced for European Premiere of manga stage musical ‘Your Lie in April – The Musical in Concert’

The producers of DEATH NOTE THE MUSICAL have today announced casting for the anticipated European premiere of the manga stage musical, Your Lie in April – The Musical in Concert, which will take place at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London’s West End on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 April 2024.

Zheng Xi Yong (Spring Awakening’, Almeida Theatre) and Rumi Sutton (Hex, National Theatre) will be playing the two lead characters, Kōsei Arima, a young piano prodigy, and violinist Kaori Miyazono, alongside Rachel Clare Chan (Death Note the Musical, West End), Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon, Sheffield Crucible) and Dean John-Wilson (Death Note the Musical, West End).

The rest of the cast features: Eu Jin Hwang, Julie Yammanee, Jade Albertsen, Lauren Chia, Hannah Yun Chamberlain, Imogen Rose Hart, Yuki Abe, Chris Fung, Ernest Stroud, JoJo Meredith, Michael Lin, Samuel How, and Jason Yang-Westland.

One of the most popular romantic stories and greatest tearjerkers in manga history, Your Lie in April – The Musical brings to life the poignant story of Kōsei and his inability to play following his mother’s death. He strikes a friendship with violinist Kaori and she slowly encourages him to perform again.

The romantic drama has previously been adapted into a 22-part anime television series and a live-action film. Now get ready to experience the magic of ‘Your Lie in April’ in a whole new dimension… on the stage!

Your Lie in April – The Musical has music by multi-Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award nominated Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (Bonnie & Clyde, Jekyll & Hyde, Death Note The Musical), with lyrics by Carly Robyn Green and Tracy Miller. The production will be Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston.

Speaking about Your Lie In April – The Musical, Frank Wildhorn says:

“Your Lie In April is a love letter to music. It’s about having the power to heal, to create memories, to bring us together, to inspire. And to be a beautiful bridge between this world and the next. I’m thrilled for West End audiences to hear the English language debut.”

The full creative team includes: Book by Riko Sakaguchi; English Language Book by Rinne B. Groff; Music by Frank Wildhorn; Lyrics by Carly Robyn Green and Tracy Miller; Music Arrangement and Orchestration by Jason Howland; Director and Choreographer Nick Winston; Set Designer Justin Williams; Costume Designer Kimie Nakano; Musical Supervisor Katy Richardson; Musical Director Christopher Poon; Casting Director Harry Blumenau; and Cultural Consultant Yojiro Ichikawa.

Your Lie In April – The Musical is produced by Carter Dixon McGill, Indie Theatrical, Pinnacle Productions, Scott Prisand and Cuffe & Taylor, in association with Rob Kolson & Liesl Wilke

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