Caroline O'Connor Leads GYPSY at Leicester Curve Theatre in 2012; Season Announced
Whatsonstage.com reports today that Caroline O'Connor will lead a UK production of GYPSY at the Leicester Curve Theatre in from March 13 to April 14, 2012. Opening night is set for March 15, 2012. Curve Theatre Artistic Director Paul Kerryson directs.
According to the reports, additions to the season include: "the world premiere of Akram Khan's new dance Desh, Michael Buffong's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Christmas musical 42nd Street and the theatre's co-production with Max Stafford-Clark's Out of Joint, Bang Bang Bang by Stella Feehily."
In 2003 O'Connor made her Broadway debut as Velma Kelly in Chicago. Her West End theatre performances include Mabel in Mack & Mabel for which she received an Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. O'Connor was a member of the original 1986 revival cast of Me and My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre. O'Connor's other UK theatre credits include A Chorus Line, Hold on Tight it's 60's Night, Chicago, Damn Yankees, West Side Story and as Ellie May in Showboat for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Opera North. O'Connor's film work includes the featured role of Nini Legs in the Air in Baz Luhrmann's film Moulin Rouge!, and as Ethel Merman in the Cole Porter biopic De-Lovely. She also featured on the De-Lovely soundtrack, singing Anything Goes. O'Connor has recorded four solo CDs (What I Did For Love, A Tribute To Piaf, From Stage to Screen, A Tribute to Garland).