Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre will host the North American premiere of the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend, March 31–May 3, 2020.
The production, which opened to acclaim in London in December, replaces the previously announced tour of the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!. That Jerry Herman musical will no longer play Toronto this season.
The Boy Friend, Wilson's love letter to 1920s musical comedies, will be the final show of the 2019-2020 Mirvish Subscription Season.
Matthew White, who previously helmed productions of She Loves Me and Little Shop of Horrors, directed the London revival, which continues through March 7. The cast is led by Jack Butterworth (Hamilton) as Bobby van Husen, Olivier Award winner Janie Dee (Carousel, Comic Potential) as Mme. Dubonnet, Adrian Edmondson (Neville’s Island) as Lord Brockhurst, Tiffany Graves (Sweet Charity) as Hortense, Dylan Mason (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Tony, Amara Okereke (Les Misérables) as Polly, and two-time Olivier nominee Issy van Randwyck (Fascinating Aida, Kiss Me Kate) as Lady Brockhurst.
Set in Madame Dubonnet's finishing school in the French Riviera, the musical follows a group of young girls as they grow up and fall in love.
Mirvish season subscribers will receive more information about their tickets January 10, 2020. Groups and single ticket buyers can choose a full refund or can choose to transfer their tickets to The Boy Friend. Tickets for the Toronto production will go on sale January 18.