Simon Bailey, Scott Garnham, Sarah Galbraith and Sophia Ragavelas to Lead London Premiere of [TITLE OF SHOW]

Simon Bailey, Scott Garnham, Sarah Galbraith and Sophia Ragavelas to Lead London Premiere of [TITLE OF SHOW]

Full casting is announced today for the London Premiere of Broadway musical [title of show], which will play at the Landor Theatre from Wednesday 7 August (press night Monday 12 August) to Saturday 14 September 2013. The cast will feature Simon Bailey as 'Jeff', Scott Garnham as 'Hunter', Sarah Galbraith as 'Susan' and Sophia Ragavelas as 'Heidi'.

Simon Bailey was most recently seen touring the UK as 'Raoul' in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of "The Phantom of the Opera". West End credits include'Lieutenant Torrasso/Count Ludovic' in "Passion" at the Donmar Warehouse, 'Raoul' in "The Phantom of the Opera" at Her Majesty's Theatre, 'Enjolras' in "Les Miserables" at the Queen's Theatre, 'Britney' in "We Will Rock You" at the Dominion Theatre and 'Pharaoh' in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the New London Theatre. Simon is also a founder member of 'Theatreland's First Supergroup' Teatro.

Scott Garnham most recently appeared as 'Mr Lindquist' in "A Little Night Music - in Concert" at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Prior to this he played 'Feuilly' and covered the roles of 'Marius' and 'Enjolras' in "LES MISERABLES" at the Queens Theatre. Other theatre credits include the "LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2", 'Ronan Corr' in the West End and UK touring productions of "Eurobeat" and 'Jose Reize' in the UK tour of "Never Forget".

Originally from the USA, Sarah Galbraith has performed in all three US productions of "The Phantom of the Opera", as a Swing in the Broadway Production, as cover "Madame Giry" in the National Tour, and as cover "Christine" in the Las Vegas Production. Other theatre credits include 'Johanna' in "Sweeney Todd" at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, 'Carrie' in the US Tour of "Carousel" and 'Ariel' in a Japanese concert tour of "The Little Mermaid". Theatre credits in London include 'Florence' in "Chess" and 'Rita' in "Steel Pier", both at the Union Theatre, and "The Night of 1000 Voices" at the Royal Albert Hall.

Sophia Ragavelas was recently seen in "20th Century Boy" at the Coventry Belgrade Theatre. Her many West End credits include 'Chloe' in "Never Forget" at the Savoy Theatre, 'Fantine' in "LES MISERABLES" at the Queens Theatre, 'Sophie' in "Mamma Mia!" at the Prince of Wales Theatre, 'Eponine' in "LES MISERABLES" at the Palace Theatre, 'Marcy Wills' in "The Witches of Eastwick" at the Prince of Wales Theatre and "The Lion King" at the Lyceum Theatre.

Three Weeks. Two friends. One original musical. [title of show] is a wickedly hilarious musical comedy about Hunter and Jeff, two struggling writers who decide to create a new musical for the inaugural New York Musical Theatre Festival. With a three week deadline looming but nothing to lose, they decide to try and create the show of their dreams, but soon realise that their mad dash to put pen to paper is infinitely more entertaining than the show they are writing. Their struggle to write a hit becomes the subject of the show, and so [title of show] is born, taking its name from the ominous space on the festival's application form. Chronicling its own creation and the real life story of Hunter and Jeff's journey to seeing their musical produced, [title of show] is a love letter to musical theatre, following your dreams, and daring to believe that you can actually get paid to do what you love.

[title of show] was first produced by the New York Musical Theatre Festival, where it premiered in 2004. It subsequently ran Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 2006, before opening on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in 2008 where it received a Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical. After plans to open in the West End in 2011 and again in 2013, [title of show] is now making its journey to London in a brand new production at the Landor Theatre.

The Landor Theatre is one of London's most adventurous and attractive little theatres. Starting life in 1994 as the Cage Theatre, for almost 20 years it has developed an extraordinary reputation for programming new and exciting work, with a commitment to housing new and rarely seen musicals in an intimate setting.

[title of show] is written by Hunter Bell, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen. It is directed by Robert McWhir with musical direction by Michael Webborn.

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