Bullock, Sabath, Wilcox and Wilkison Join Revised Musical Platinum for FringeNYC

News   Bullock, Sabath, Wilcox and Wilkison Join Revised Musical Platinum for FringeNYC Actress Donna Bullock has replaced Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen in the revised production of the 1978 pop musical Platinum, which will debut as part of the New York International Fringe Festival beginning Aug. 17.

Jeff Award winner Bullock (Take Me Along, Ragtime) will take over for Larsen in the role of Lila Halliday. Larsen will not appear in the Fringe production due to schedule conflicts.

Also added to the cast are Bruce Sabath (Company), Wayne Wilcox (Coram Boy) and Jay Wilkison (Rent). As previously reported, Sarah Litzsinger (Beauty and the Beast, Amour) will star as Crystal Mason.

Ben West, who directed and adapted the streamlined production of How Now, Dow Jones for the Fringe last summer, has also revised Platinum, which he will also direct. Rommy Sandhu will choreograph with musical direction by Fran Minarik.

Platinum has a book by Will Holt and Bruce Vilanch, with music by Gary William Friedman and lyrics by Holt.

The one-act Fringe production will feature two new songs, "This One's for Me" and "Moments." A cast of five (down from the original 13) will inhabit the latest version that has excised four songs and eliminated eight characters. According to producers: "An electrifying story of ambition and survival, Platinum follows Lila Halliday (Bullock), a dazzling Hollywood legend trying to make a comeback in the explosive music industry of the 1970s. Determined to reignite her career, she turns to rock star Dan Riley (Wilkison) and finds herself falling for him as they both fight to stay in the game."

Platinum will run through Aug. 21 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Tickets go on sale July 23. Visit FringeNYC.

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