Stephen Sondheim's Road Show to Play London

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The Menier Chocolate Factory will host the London premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Road Show.

Menier artistic director David Babani told Variety that the John Doyle-directed production will play the Chocolate Factory next summer.

No casting has been announced.

The chamber musical about the eccentric American Mizner brothers, featuring a book by John Weidman, debuted at the Public Theater in 2008.

Recent London revivals of Stephen Sondheim's work include Into the Woods (Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park) and Passion (Donmar Warehouse); the latter is still running.

* Tony-winning Sweeney Todd director John Doyle helmed the Public Theater world premiere. The cast featured Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Alexander Gemignani as the eccentric Wilson and Addison Mizner, respectively, as well as Alma Cuervo as Mama, William Parry as Papa, Claybourne Elder as Hollis and ensemble members Aisha de Haas, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Mylinda Hull, Mel Johnson, Jr., Orville Mendoza, Anne L. Nathan, Tom Nelis, Matt Stocke, William Youmans and Kristine Zbornik.

Road Show spans 40 years of American history, from the Gold Rush to the Florida real-estate boom in the 1930's. Press notes for the work read: "Road Show is the story of two brothers whose quest for the American dream turns into a test of morality and judgment that changes their lives in unexpected ways."

Road Show began performances at the Public Oct. 28, 2008, and officially opened Nov. 18. The production concluded its extended run Dec. 28, 2008.

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