Casting Announced for Workshop of New Musical Dream Lover, About Life of Bobby Darin

News   Casting Announced for Workshop of New Musical Dream Lover, About Life of Bobby Darin
 
A workshop of the new musical Dream Lover, about the life of singer-songwriter Bobby Darin, will be held this week in Melbourne.

Directed by Simon Phillips, the cast will include Hugh Sheridan (as Bobby Darin), Christy Sullivan (as Sandra Dee), Robert Grubb, Sheridan Harbridge, Trisha Noble and Christen O’Leary. Dream Lover was written by Frank Howson and John-Michael Howson and features the songs of Darin and others, including "Splish Splash," "As Long as I’m Singing," "Mack the Knife," "Beyond the Sea," "If I Were a Carpenter," "Inka Dinka Doo" and "Mammy."

Dream Lover, according to press notes, "tells the story of Bobby Darin, the singer, songwriter, actor and entertainer whose sensational career spanned the 1950’s and 60’s. Young Walden Robert Cassotto overcame a life threatening illness and a poor background to become one of the great entertainers of the mid-20th century. His marriage to movie star Sandra Dee was a match made in heaven until the clouds rolled in. Bobby’s fight to reach the top of the entertainment world before his death at 37 is an emotional and triumphant story."

John Frost, managing director of The Gordon Frost Organization, acquired the rights for this un-produced musical in 2010 and is producing the workshop with John and Barbara Gilbert of Gilbert Theatrical.

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