Eden Espinosa joins the cast of new rock musical Lizzie. She joins the previously announced Jodie Jacobs (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, We Will Rock You, Dominion), Bleu Woodward (Oh! What A Lovely War, Stratford East) and Bjørg Gamst (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone).
Lizzie comes to Greenwich Theatre next year following a run at Fredericia Teater, Denmark in January 2017. She replaces Ciara Renee who has withdrawn from the production due to a scheduling conflict.
Eden Espinosa is most recognized for her critically acclaimed portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She originated the title character in Brooklyn the Musical, played Flora in Flora the Red Menace, and Maureen in the closing company of Rent. Most recently she portrayed Eva Peron in TPAC and Studio Tenn’s production of Evita. Her television appearances include Law and Order and Ugly Betty. Voiceover credits include Cassandra in the upcoming Disney show Tangled, the series Robot Chicken, MAD TV, Elena of Avalor, and Titan Maximum. Eden was the featured soloist in Magical, the fireworks spectacular at the Disneyland Resort and can be heard on such recordings as Hair (BCEFA benefit recording), The Maury Yeston Songbook, Bright Lights, Big City, John McDaniel Live at Joe’s Pub, and Scott Alan’s Dreaming Wide Awake. Her debut album, Look Around, is out now. www.edenespinosa.com – Twitter @edenespinosa
On a sweltering summer morning in 1892, in a small New England city, a prominent businessman and his wife were axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden was the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become an American legend.
Lizzie is four women fronting a six-piece rock band. Lizzie is rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder. Lizzie is American mythology set to a blistering rock score. Lizzie is a new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart.
Bjørg Gamst plays Lizzie Borden. She trained at the Danish Academy of Musical Theatre. Original casts Denmark: Avenue Q as Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut . Janet van de Graff in The Drowsy Chaperone). She played the title role in Fredericia Theatres original production of LIZZIE. Other theatre includes: Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Constance in The Three Musketeer (George Stiles), Heidi in [title of show], Maria in The Sandman, Cille in Shubidua the Musical, woman 1 in Edges, Gracy Lou in A Midsummer Night’s STEAM, Disney’s Aladdin, all original Danish productions, Fiona in Shrek the Musical.
Jodie Jacobs plays Bridget Sullivan. Theatre includes 27 (Cockpit Theatre), Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Legally Blonde (Kilworth House Theatre), Carrie (Southwark Playhouse), Happy Ending (Arcola Theatre), Sister Act (Arts Centre, Aberystwyth), Rock of Ages (West End), Me & Juliet (Finborough Theatre), State Fair (Trafalgar Studios 2), Evita (Adelphi), Fame (Aldwych), We Will Rock You (Dominion), Rent (Garrick Theatre Gala performance), Footloose (UK and National Tour), Cats (Arena Tour), The Wedding Singer (original cast/UK tour), Another Kind Of Magic – A Queen Concert (Scandinavia Tour) and Broadway and Beyond (Dubai).
Bleu Woodward plays Alice Russell. Theatre credits include Oh! What a Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Kinky Boots (Adelphi), Hairspray (Macau Cultural Center), Kiss Me, Kate (BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (National Tour), Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Severn), South Pacific (Barbican and National Tour) and Mamma Mia! (International Tour).
Lizzie has lighting design by Martin Jensen and Bo Kudsk and sound design by Tim Hoyer. Set design is by Anders D. Jensen and Jens Frausing and costume design by is Michael Nøhr. Original costume design by Michael Nøhr. Additional costume design by Anna Juul Holm. UK casting is by Anne Vosser.
Wednesday 22 February – Sunday 12 March 2017
Running time: TBC
Tickets: £26 (Conc. £21) – includes £1 booking fee / Box Office 020 8858 7755
Book online at www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk / www.lizziemusical.co.uk
Address: Greenwich Theatre. Crooms Hill. London SE10 8ES