Christopher Renshaw will direct the tour, which will also play Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Tickets go on sale Feb. 9.
The production will be designed by Justin Nardella.
“I’m so excited to bring Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills back to Australia, and for them to perform opposite Maxwell Caulfield,” said producer Frost in a statement. “The moment I read James Kirkwood’s very funny and theatrical play I immediately thought of them, and luckily they all had a gap in their schedules to travel to Australia for this five month tour. And I’m thrilled that the wonderful Christopher Renshaw, who directed Hayley in The King and I and Hayley and Juliet in Fallen Angels so long ago, is available to direct Legends! Driving Miss Daisy showed me that Australian audiences want to see top class international stars in top quality plays. I’m sure we’re all in for a hilarious night with these legends in Legends!”
Legends!, according to press notes, "takes audiences into a world of gossip, rivalry, reminiscence, longing and scandal. As the sun sets in Manhattan, the claws come out as two famous but fading movie stars try to upstage one another. Leatrice Monsee (Hayley Mills) and Sylvia Glenn (Juliet Mills) are hustled by a theatre producer (Maxwell Caulfield) to kick-start their once-luminous careers by starring in a Broadway–bound play. There’s just one problem: they loathe one another." Hayley Mills and Juliet Mills, daughters of the legendary actor Sir John Mills, previously appeared across Australia in the play Fallen Angels, and Hayley starred in John Frost’s Tony Award-winning production of The King and I during the original Australian tour in 1991. Hayley appeared in several Walt Disney films, most famously the dual roles of the twins Susan and Sharon in "The Parent Trap" (1961) and won the Academy Juvenile Award for "Pollyanna" (1960). Juliet gained enormous popularity in the television sitcom "Nanny and The Professor," and won Emmy Awards for her performances in the mini-series "QB VII" (1974) and her role in the daytime drama series "Passions."
For complete touring information and tickets visit legendstour.com.au.