Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace to Star in Dance 'Til Dawn at West End's Aldwych Theatre
09 May 2014
Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, best known for their appearances on TV's "Strictly Come Dancing," will bring their current touring dance show, Dance 'Til Dawn, to the West End's Aldwych Theatre, beginning performances Oct. 23 prior to an official opening Nov. 3, for a ten-week run through Jan. 3, 2015
It follows a season that their previous stage show, Midnight Tango, played at the same address, after launching in 2010. Both shows have been directed by Karen Bruce. Bruce also co-choreographs with Vincent Simone.
Simone and Cacace, who are former world champions, have been dancing together for 20 years. According to press materials, their new show fuses musical theatre, dance, romance and comedy.
With a book by Ed Curtis, the show is set in Los Angeles in the 1940s. During a Hollywood film shoot leading man Bobby Burns is murdered and a romance develops between beautiful starlet Sadie Strauss (Cacace) and her handsome lover Tony DeLuca (Simone). As a plot to frame Tony DeLuca unfolds, the duo use their flawless footwork and choreography to Tango and Quickstep their way out of trouble and into each other’s arms.
The show features a full live band performing iconic numbers including "Feeling Good," "Moon River" and "Stand By Me." The musical arranger and orchestrator is Chris Egan, with musical direction by Mark Crossland.
The show is designed by Morgan Large, with lighting by James Whiteside and sound by Richard Brooker. Casting is by Anne Vosser. It is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.