City of Angels, Starring Samantha Barks, Hadley Fraser, Opens at London's Donmar Warehouse

News   City of Angels, Starring Samantha Barks, Hadley Fraser, Opens at London's Donmar Warehouse
London's first major revival of Cy Coleman, David Zippel and Larry Gelbart's 1990 Broadway musical City of Angels opens officially Dec. 16, following previews that began Dec. 6, for a run through Feb. 7, 2015. The cast features Hadley Fraser, Rosalie Craig and Samantha Barks.

Samantha Barks
Samantha Barks Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Donmar Warehouse artistic director Josie Rourke directs a cast that is led by Samantha Barks (who played Eponine in the film version of "Les Miserables") as Mallory/Avril, Hadley Fraser (returning to the Donmar after playing Aufidius in Coriolanus) as Stine and Rosalie Craig (Olivier-nominated for The Light Princess at the National) as Gabby/Bobbi.

The cast also includes Katherine Kelly (who plays Carla/Alaura, and is best known for her TV role as Becky in "Coronation Street" and has been seen at the National in She Stoops to Conquer), Tam Mutu (who plays Stone and has been seen in the West End in Les Misérables and Love Never Dies), Peter Polycarpou (who plays Buddy Fidler and was recently seen as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls at Chichester Festival Theatre) and Rebecca Trehearn (who plays Donna/Oolie, recently seen in the U.K. premiere of Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse).

They are joined by Nick Cavaliere, Cameron Cuffe, Marc Elliott, Adam Fogerty, Kadiff Kirwan, Sandra Marvin, Mark Penfold, Jennifer Saayeng, Jo Servi and Tim Walton.

City of Angels, which has music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel and book by Larry Gelbart, premiered on Broadway in 1990 and in the West End in 1993. It won both the Tony Award and Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

In the show, Hollywood comes calling for a New York novelist. The offer is too good to refuse: Adapt the private detective protagonist of his books into a big-screen hero. The siren songs of Los Angeles are a dangerous temptation and while his movie plays out in black and white, his new life is all-too colorful. It is described in press materials as "a celebration of film noir and Hollywood in black & white and color." The production is designed by Robert Jones, with lighting by Howard Hudson, musical direction by Gareth Valentine, sound by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster for Autograph, and choreography by Stephen Mear.

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