Thrill Me, Off-Broadway Musical About Leopold and Loeb Killers, Set for Second London Run

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Stephen Dolginoff's musical Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, originally seen at Off-Broadway's York Theatre and recently received its UK premiere at London's Tristan Bates Theatre, will continue its run at Charing Cross Theatre (formerly the New Players), resuming performances May 17, prior to an official opening May 18, for a run through June 11.

Directed by Guy Retallack, it features George Maguire as Richard Loeb and Jye Frasca as Nathan Leopold. Maguire has been seen in the West End in Oliver! and Fame; Frasca was London's original Joe Pesci in Jersey Boys and regularly played Frankie Valli in the show, and his other West End credits include Wicked, Mary Poppins and Trevor Nunn's productions of Love's Labour's Lost and Anything Goes, both at the National Theatre. Thrill Me, based on the true 1924 case of two wealthy college kids in Chicago who became known as the "thrill killers" after they murdered a young neighbor, won an ASCAP Music Award (New York 2005) and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical and Best Music Score and for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.

Musical direction is by David Keefe, design is by James Turner, lighting is by Richard Williamson, and voice-overs are by Les Dennis, Patricia Quinn and Lee Mead.

To book tickets, visit www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk or for more details visit www.Thrillme2011.co.uk.

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