Aaron Tveit to Depart Sold-Out London Revival of Assassins for TV Series

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Aaron Tveit is to depart the London revival of Assassins, currently running at the Menier Chocolate Factory though March 7, early, with West End regular and two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier taking over the role of John Wilkes Booth beginning performances Feb. 10.

Aaron Tveit
Aaron Tveit

According to press materials, Tveit leaves the run due to a change in schedule for his television series "Graceland," which has been brought forward.

Xavier was most recently seen in the West End in The Pajama Game at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Other recent theatre credits include The Sound of Music and Into the Woods (both at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, with the latter earning him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Role in a Musical). He has also earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for Love Story. Regional credits include Hello, Dolly! at Leicester's Curve Theatre, Wonderful Town for Manchester's Royal Exchange and a subsequent national tour) and Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre.

Also joining the cast Feb. 10 for two weeks only, to cover Catherine Tate's previously announced absence as Sarah Jane Moore, is Anna Francolini. Tate will return to complete the run Feb. 24 — her break is to fulfil pre-contractual filming commitments.

Francolini was recently seen in the London edition of David Cromer's New York production of Our Town (Almeida Theatre). Other London theatre credits include Victor Victoria (Southwark Playhouse), Caroline, or Change (National Theatre) and Merrily We Roll Along and Company (both at the Donmar Warehouse).

Tickets are sold out for the entire run. To enquire about returns, contact the box office on 020 7378 1713 or visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com

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