The world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion began performances at Paper Mill Playhouse January 31 and is scheduled to continue its run through March 3. The production is directed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell and features a book by Tony-winning writer Rick Elice.
Based on the experiences of singer-songwriter Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, My Very Own British Invasion captures London’s exploding music scene in the the 1960s with a score culled from chart-topping hits from the British bands of the era.
Newcomer Jonny Amies is cast as as Peter, with Bryan Fenkart (Waitress) as John, Erika Olson (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Pamela, Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots) as Gino, Conor Ryan (Desperate Measures) as Trip, John Sanders (Groundhog Day) as Fallon, and Daniel Stewart Sherman (Kinky Boots) as The Hammer.
The cast is completed by Travis Artz, Gemma Baird, John Campione, Emma Degerstedt, Trista Dollison, Jay Donnell, Graham Scott Fleming, Douglas Goodhart, Cory Jeacoma, Sage Melcher, Jen Perry, and Daniel Yearwood.
The show has scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Andrew Lazarow, and hair and wig design by Josh Marquette. Casting is by Telsey + Company, Patrick Goodwin, CSA. UK Casting by Jill Green Casting.
Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner, and Rodney Rigby produce the premiere engagement in association with Paper Mill.