Tony Nominee Tracie Bennett to Lead Cast of U.K. Tour of The WestEnders: The World's Most Popular Musicals in Concert
24 Mar 2014
Tracie Bennett, Tony-nominated for reprising her West End role as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow on Broadway, will lead the cast of The WestEnders: The World’s Most Popular Musicals in Concert, a new gala concert which will tour the U.K. for eight dates only, beginning April 9 at Torquay's Princess Theatre.
It will continue to Southport, York, Aylesbury, London's New Wimbledon Theatre, Crewe, Bolton and Tunbridge Wells.
The show celebrates the world’s most popular musicals, including Les Misérables, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon. The company will be accompanied by a live seven-piece band playing new arrangements.
Bennett's other West End leading roles include Olivier-winning performances in Hairspray and She Loves Me, as well as La Cage aux Folles and Les Misérables.
The company also features Frances Fry, Stephen Weller, Jill Nalder, Andrew Newey, Linda Jarvis and Adrian Grove. Arrangements and musical direction are by Jae Alexander.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!