Principal Casting Announced for Paris Production of Singin' in the Rain

News   Principal Casting Announced for Paris Production of Singin' in the Rain Home of the pre-Broadway run of An American in Paris, The Théâtre du Châtelet will present another stage version of a classic American movie musical: Singin' in the Rain.

Dan Burton
Dan Burton

Directed by Robert Carsen, who has also designed the lighting, the production will play 15 performances March 12-26. The show will be performed entirely in English with French subtitles.

The limited engagement will also feature musical direction by Gareth Valentine, costumes and sets by Tony Award winners Anthony Powell and Tim Hatley and choreography by Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear.

Dan Burton, whose West End credits include Jersey Boys, Chicago and Legally Blonde, will play Don Lockwood, and Daniel Crossley will portray Cosmo Brown, a part he already performed in the recent West End production at the Palace Theatre. Clare Halse (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) will be Kathy Selden, and Emma Kate Nelson will be Lina Lamont.

Singin' in the Rain has songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, with an original screenplay and adaptation by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on the Metro-Goldwyn Mayer film.

For more information, visit http://chatelet-theatre.com.

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(Stéphane Ly-Cuong is a Paris-based freelance writer and director; stephane.lycuong@gmail.com.)

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