A haunting new image has been released photo of Gary Tushaw as Joseph Taylor, Jr in the eagerly awaited professional European première of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Allegro”.
“Allegro”, with music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, will open for a 6-week season in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 5th August and run until Saturday 10 September.
It is produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the award-winning team behind “Grey Gardens”, “Grand Hotel”, “Titanic”, “Parade” and “Mack & Mabel”. Southerland is working on a new adaptation of the book and the production will have brand new orchestrations.
“Allegro”, which opened on Broadway in 1947, and was their third collaboration for the stage following “Oklahoma!” and “Carousel”.
Cast: Katie Bernstein (Emily West) has just played Peggy in Mrs Henderson Presents. Her other West End roles include Little Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown. Emily Bull (Jennie Brinker) was in Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd at the ENO and played Cosette in Les Misérables in the West End. David Delve (Ned Brinker) was most recently Colonel-Doctor Otternschlag in Grand Hotel at Southwark Playhouse. Julia J Nagle (Marjorie Taylor) appeared in the West End and on tour in Dirty Dancing and was Susan in Company at Southwark Playhouse. Dylan Turner (Charlie Townsend)’s West End shows include Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Chariots of Fire and Rock Of Ages. Susan Travers (Grandma Taylor) has made countless stage and screen appearances over her long career, including the European première of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s State Fair at Trafalgar Studios. Gary Tushaw (Joseph Taylor Jr) was in Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd at the ENO. Steve Watts (Dr Taylor) appeared in Chariots Of Fire in the West End and The Mikado at Charing Cross Theatre. They are joined by Cassandra McCowan, Matthew McDonald, Louise Olley, Benjamin Purkiss, Jacqueline Tate, Samuel Thomas, Leah West and Matthew Woodyatt.
The full creative team are: Director Thom Southerland, Orchestrator Mark Cumberland, Musical Director Dean Austin, Choreographer Lee Proud, Set Designer Anthony Lamble, Costume Designer Jonathan Lipman, Lighting Designer Derek Anderson, Sound Designer Andrew Johnson, Producer & Casting Director Danielle Tarento.
presents the profesional
European première of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD