Campbell to Replace Harris in London tick, tick…BOOM!

News   Campbell to Replace Harris in London tick, tick…BOOM!
Rumors have been flying for a few weeks about who would replace Neil Patrick Harris in Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. The answer is Christian Campbell, who will start July 10 and stay with the show through Sept. 17.

The actor starred in tick in a U.S. tour alongside Wilson Cruz and Nicky Snelson in 2003. He has also appeared in stage productions of A Clockwork Orange and Nagasaki Dust, and his film work includes “Trick.”

The London staging is directed by Scott Schwartz, who also directed the original Off-Broadway production. tick, tick…BOOM! was adapted by David Auburn from a one-man show to a three-hander. It’s an autobiographical tale about the dilemmas faced by an almost 30 year-old struggling artist. The show was produced after Larson's sudden death.

Schwartz also directed Bat Boy Off-Broadway and Golda’s Balcony on Broadway. Joining him in the London creative team are choreographer Christopher Gattelli — who recently worked on Altar Boyz in New York and The Baker’s Wife at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. David Farley is on board as designer. And Colin Grenfell, a regular for Improbable Theatre who recently worked on their Theatre of Blood at the National, designed the lighting.

The cast also includes the British performers Cassidy Janson as Susan and Tee Jaye as Michael. The show is produced for the Menier Chocolate Factory by David Babani and Danielle Tarento.

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