Friday, 28 June 2013

Heidi Range to star in Happy Days UK Tour

It has been announced that Happy Days - A New Musical will receive its UK Premiere when it embarks on a UK Tour next year. The production will star the Sugababes' longest serving member, Heidi Range as ‘Pinky Tuscadero’. 

Directed and choreographed by Andrew Wright, Happy Days will open at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley in January 2014, before commencing a national tour. According to press material, "further star casting will be announced shortly". 

Happy Days is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series. Garry is also the director of many world-wide smash-hit films including Pretty Woman, Beaches and The Princess Diaries 1&2. It includes 21 original songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame Songwriter, Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone, Evergreen, Rainy Days and Mondays) as well as the much-loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show.

Henry Winkler, the original Fonz from the television series will serve as Creative Consultant, working alongside the director in creating the ‘Happy Days’ world of 1959 America and guiding the cast in creating their ever so familiar characters, especially that of ‘The Fonz’.

This brand new UK Tour based on the hit TV series features the unforgettable ‘King of Cool’ Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli. Join your favourite ‘50’s family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang – Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold’s from demolition. In a race against time, can everyone's favourite hero 'The Fonz' save the day?

Heidi Range is best known for being the longest serving current member of the multiplatinum selling British girl group, the Sugababes. Last year, Heidi took part in the ITV series, Dancing on Ice, and subsequently in the Dancing on Ice live UK tour.

Andrew Wright is a director and choreographer whose most recent work includes Barnum (Theatre in the Park) for Chichester Festival Theatre and Cameron Mackintosh, Singin’ in the Rain (Palace Theatre, National Tour and Chichester Festival Theatre) for which he won Best Choreographer at the What’s On Stage Awards 2013 and was nominated for Best Choreographer at the Olivier Awards 2012 and Broadway World Awards 2011, and the recent national tour of Wonderful Town.

Visit www.happydaysthemusical.co.uk for further information.

1 comment:

  1. This is going to be interesting! I wonder who else is joining the cast

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