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Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. are delighted to announce the North American tour of the hit musical The Bodyguard. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016.
Grammy® Award-nominated, multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron. Additional casting and tour cities will be announced at a later date.
Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film of the same name starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, and adapted for the stage by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), The Bodyguard had its world premiere on December 5, 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre. The Bodyguard was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Set Design, and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards. The musical concluded its smash hit West End run on August 29, 2014 and is currently touring the UK and Ireland.
Tuck Everlasting, a new musical based on Natalie Babbitt’s beloved best-selling novel of the same name, will come to Broadway next year, with opening night set for Sunday, April 17, 2016 at a Shubert theatre to be announced. The show will begin previews Saturday, March 19, 2016. The musical, which debuted earlier this year in a record-breaking engagement at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, features a book by Tony Award® nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), music by Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys), and direction and choreography by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon). Tuck Everlasting is produced by Grove Entertainment, Arlene Scanlan & Michael Jackowitz, Howard & Janet Kagan, and Barry Brown.
If you could live forever, would you? When Winnie Foster discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family, she embarks on an extraordinary adventure that will change her life forever. Take a journey you’ll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest.
Casting and ticketing info for Tuck Everlasting will be announced at a later date.
Casting has been announced for the First National Tour of “Matilda The Musical.” Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, the First National Tour of “Matilda The Musical” will begin this May with technical rehearsals and performances at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT, with the official tour opening at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on June 7, 2015. Previews begin May 29 and performances at the Ahmanson continue through July 12, 2015.
The three girls sharing the title role are Gabby Gutierrez, Mia Sinclair Jenness and Mabel Tyler. The principal cast also features (alphabetically): Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Quinn Mattfeld (Mr. Wormwood), Bryce Ryness (Miss Trunchbull) and Cassie Silva (Mrs. Wormwood).
The ensemble of “Matilda The Musical” includes Cal Alexander, Kayla Amistad, Cameron Burke, Brittany Conigatti, Michael Fatica, Wesley Faucher, John Michael Fiumara, Camden Gonzales, Shonica Gooden, Evan Gray, Cassidy Hagel, Meliki Hurd, Michael Jablonski, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Stephanie Martignetti, Megan McGuff, Ora Jones, Justin Packard, Serena Quadrato, Aristotle Rock, Jaquez Andre Sims, Ian Michael Stuart, Danny Tieger, Kaci Walfall, Natalie Wisdom and Darius Wright.
Poducers of the new Broadway musical Finding Neverland, announced today plans for a U.S. tour launching in Upstate New York on October 7, 2016 in association with Albert Nocciolino, President and CEO of NAC Entertainment. By kicking-off in this region of New York, the production will utilize the Upstate NY Theatrical Tax Incentive, recently passed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The producers of Finding Neverland, directed by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair),have enlisted The Booking Group’s Meredith Blair to book the tour.
Based on the Academy Award® winning Miramax motion picture by the same name, Finding Neverlandfollows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Delighted by the boys’ hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play unlike any the high-society London theatergoers have ever seen. It’s a tremendous risk, but as Barrie himself has discovered — when you believe, you can fly. Finding Neverland has a score by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy® winner Eliot Kennedy, book by Olivier Award nominee James Graham, and choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium).
The 2014 Tony® Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, will launch its First National Tour in September 2015, producer Joey Parnes announced today. The tour route includes stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington DC, and Toronto, among many other markets. Visit Broadway.org for a full list of touring dates.