The production will begin performances at London's Menier Chocolate Factory May 19, for a run through June 26, ahead of a Broadway transfer.
As previously announced, the cast will be headed by Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin. He will be joined on stage by an all-American cast that boasts Kate Baldwin, John Cullum, Shuler Hensley and Judy Kaye. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Based on the novel "The Tale of the 1002nd Night" by Viennese author Joseph Roth, Paradise Found features music by Johann Strauss II, adapted and arranged by Jonathan Tunick, with book by Richard Nelson and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh.
"The Shah of Persia is feeling low," according to press notes. "So to lift his spirits he’s off to Vienna with his Eunuch in tow for some new adventures. He promptly falls in love with the Empress of the Empire, much to the dismay of her husband, so a resident of the local brothel – who is a double for the Empress – is substituted for a night of passion. But she’s in love with a Baron, who’s having an affair with the Soap Manufacturer’s Wife."
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