The Tony Award-winning musical, Contact, will make its long-awaited London bow Oct. 23, reports Variety. The 2000 Susan Stroman-John Weidman musical, which is still playing New York's Vivian Beaumont Theater, is scheduled for a fall debut at a West End Theatre to be announced. Michael White and Stage Holding will back the Lincoln Center Theater production, which will mark Stroman's West End directorial debut. Stroman, however, has choreographed London musicals, including the Royal National Theatre's revival of Oklahoma!, which recently made its Broadway bow. No word on casting at press time for the musical that is divided into three sections: "Swinging," "Did You Move?" and "Contact."
Contact officially opened on Broadway on March 30, 2000. The dance musical with a recorded soundtrack won a Tony for Best Musical as well as awards for its original stars, Boyd Gaines and Karen Ziemba, and choreographer Stroman.
—By Andrew Gans