My One And Only Begins Previews in London, Feb. 9

News   My One And Only Begins Previews in London, Feb. 9

The romantic musical, My One and Only, has arrived at London's Piccadilly Theatre and begins previews Feb. 9, with an opening date of Feb. 25.

Heading the cast, in the role of Edith Herbert, will be double Olivier Award-winner Janie Dee, who won rave reviews with her performance as an android in Alan Ayckbourn's Comic Potential at the Vaudeville. Dee will be joined by Crazy For You's Tim Flavin as Captain Billy Buck Chandler, the daredevil aviator.

The Tony-Award winning musical brings us back to the America of 1927. Captain Billy Buck Chandler is determined to be the first man in history to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, but his mission is somewhat side tracked at a railroad station when he first lays eyes on Edith Herbert.

Loveday Ingram, Associate Director at the Chichester Festival Theatre (where the show recently finished a sell-out season) will direct Dee, Flavin and a cast of 24 as they sing and dance their way through a sensational George and Ira Gershwin score, including "S'Wonderful," "Funny Face" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It." The much-praised choreography is by Craig Revel-Horwood.

In 1983, the musical was a hit on Broadway playing two years at the St. James Theatre (currently home to The Producers), where it starred Tommy Tune and Twiggy. The Chichester festival production marks the UK debut of My One and Only.

For tickets and further information call the Box Office on 020 7369 1744.

—by Theatrenow