West End transfer of Show Boat – casting news

Chris Peluso

Chris Peluso joins the cast of Show Boat to play the role of Gaylord Ravenal

Casting details have been announced for the West End transfer of Daniel Evans’ sell-out Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat.

Malcolm Sinclair (My Fair LadyThe Meeting) will play Capt. Andy Hawks and Chris Peluso (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Miss Saigon) will take on the role of Gaylord Ravenal. They have joined many of the original cast in rehearsals ahead of the production’s transfer to the New London Theatre which begins on 9 April.

Already booking until January 2017, the acclaimed production will feature 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).

They will be joined by 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, Simbi Akande, Georgie Ashford, Laura Darton, Joshua Da Costa, Dale Evans and Tom Partridge.

With music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber, Sheffield Theatre’s artistic director Evans’ production of the classic show has designs 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.

This version of Show Boat was originally produced by Goodspeed Musicals and was adapted and directed by Rob Ruggiero and presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe. The show’s Broadway premiere was in 1927.

Show Boat is produced in the West End by David Ian with Bob Bartner and Norman Tulchin.

Angela Thomas

Tickets for Show Boat are available HERE.

Readers may also be interested in:

Show Boat – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield – Review

Interview – Gina Beck embraces the sweeping melodies of Show Boat at the Crucible Sheffield


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