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Full cast announced for OPENING NIGHT

OPENING NIGHT is a new musical that has its World Premiere in the West End from March 2024. Find out who is joining the previously announced cast, including Sheridan Smith.

opening night cast londonThe cast of OPENING NIGHT.

The full casting has been announced for John Cassavetes' OPENING NIGHT, a new musical that will begin performances at the Gielgud Theatre from 6 March 2024.

The musical has a book by Ivan van Hove and music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright.


Joining the previously announced Sheridan Smith as Myrtle, Hadley Fraser as Manny, Shira Haas asNancy, Nicola Hughes as Sarah, Amy Lennox as Dorothy and John Marquez as Davidwill be Benjamin Walker as Maurice, Rebecca Thornhill as Kelly, Cilla Silvia as Carla, Ian McLarnon as Leo and Jos Slovick as Gus. The cast is completed by Robert Finlayson, Daniel Forrester, Jennifer Hepburn, Issy Khogali and Chrissie Perkins.

What is OPENING NIGHT about?

John Cassavetes' legendary film OPENING NIGHT transfers to the stage in a brand new musical. The story follows a theatre company's preparations to stage a major new play on Broadway. But drama ignites behind the scenes when their leading lady is rocked by tragedy, and her turmoil forces everybody to now deliver the performance of their lives.

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OPENING NIGHT will perform at the Gielgud Theatre from 6 March until 27 July 2024.

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