TOP HAT to Get NYC Developmental Lab in March; Christopher Gatelli to Helm
According to an Equity casting notice, Top Hat, which won Best New Musical at the 2013 Olivier Awards, will get a New York City developmental lab March 7-20. Tony-winner Christopher Gatelli is set to helm the project as director and choreographer.
Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen led the West End production as Jerry Travers and Dale Tremont, which opened on May 9, 2012 at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End. A UK tour is set to launch in August 2014 from Wimbledon.
The West End version was directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Bill Deamer, set designs are by Hildegard Bechtler, costume designs by Jon Morrell, lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound by Gareth Owen, new orchestrations by Chris Walker, musical supervision by Richard Balcombe and musical direction byDaniel Jackson.
With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and based on the RKO motion picture, the screenplay by Dwight Taylor and Allan Scott has been adapted for the stage by Matthew White and Howard Jacques and is presented by arrangement with RKO Pictures LLC, Warner Bros Theatre Ventures Inc. and the Irving Berlin Music Company.