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Donmar Warehouse’s Oliver Award-winning production of City of Angels will transfer to the West End next year.
The musical will play at London’s Garrick Theatre for a limited season, with previews starting from Thursday 5 March 2020 and will reunite the production’s original creative team, including director Josie Rourke.
A musical love letter to the glamorous world of old Hollywood and film noir, City Of Angels synopsis reads:
A screenwriter with a movie to finish.
A private eye with a case to crack.
But nothing’s black and white when a dame is involved.
And does anyone stick to the script in this city?
This is Tinseltown. You gotta ask yourself: what’s real…and what’s reel…
The forthcoming West End production will star original Donmar Warehouse cast members Hadley Fraser (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera) as Stine, Rosaline Craig (Company, The Ferryman) as Gabbi/Bobbi and Rebecca Trehearn (Showboat, We Will Rock You) as Donna/Oolie.
US recording artist Vanessa Williams will make her West End debut in the production in the role of Carla/Alaura.
City Of Angel’s cast also includes Marc Elliott as Panchos/Munoz, Nick Cavaliere as Sonny, Adam Fogarty as Big Six, Mark Penfold as Luther Kingsley, Rob Houchen as Jimmy/Dr Mandril, Joshua St Clair as Peter Kingsley and Cindy Bellot, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Manuel Pacific and Ryan Reid as the Angel City 4.
Further casting will be announced soon.
Josie Rourke’s revival of City Of Angels first arrived in 2014 to rave reviews and multiple Olivier Award-nominations. The musical features a score by Cy Coleman and David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart.
“In the five years since I directed the show, I’ve experienced making movies first-hand, and I will return to this Hollywood story with a little more insight”, comments Rourke, adding: “It is a joy to reunite with Rosalie, Hadley, and Rebecca (who made these characters their own), and to have the icon Vanessa Williams make her West End debut as femme fatale, Alaura, in the production”.
Five years since its original showing, City Of Angels will return to London for a limited season at the Garrick Theatre from Thursday 5 March until Saturday 5 September 2020.
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