The Full Monty opens at the Prince of Wales Theatre tonight, March 12, in what promises to be one of the buzziest first nights of 2002.
* British showbiz icon Dora Bryan will play pianist Jeanette Burmeister, and original Broadway cast members Jason Danieley, Andre De Shields, John Ellison Conlee, Romain Frugé and Marcus Neville will re-create the roles they originated in New York.
As with the Broadway production, the setting has been changed from the original one (in the best-selling British film) of Sheffield to Buffalo, New York State, a similar steel town to Sheffield.
The musical has a book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbeck. The creative team for the Broadway production have traveled to London to work on the West End production.