Friday, 18 March 2016

Chris Peluso to star in Show Boat

It has been announced that Chris Peluso will star as Gaylord Ravenal in the West End transfer of Show Boat.

Peluso recently finished playing Chris in the West End revival of Miss Saigon. His Broadway and U.S. touring credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Assassins, Mamma Mia! and Wicked.

Also joining the cast for the transfer is Malcolm Sinclair as Capt. Andy Hawks. Show Boat will open at the New London Theatre on 25th April 2016 (previews from 9th April) for a limited run until 7th January 2017.

Original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo (Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) are reprising their performances in the show.

Completing the cast are: John Coates, Adam Dutton, Kit Esuruoso, Nolan Frederick, Linford Johnson, Javar La’Trail Parker, Kate Milner-Evans, Maria Omakinwa, Ryan Pidgen, Mykal Rand, Leo Roberts, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Christina Bennington, Victoria Hinde, Linda John-Pierre and Simbi Akande, Georgie Ashford, Laura Darton, Joshua Da Costa, Dale Evans and Tom Partridge.

Directed by Daniel Evans, designs are by Lez Brotherston with choreography by Alistair David, musical supervision and direction by David White, lighting by David Hersey, sound by Paul Groothuis and video design by Tim Reid.

Read our interviews with Rebecca Trehearn, Gina Beck & Christina Bennington

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