The Little Mermaid's Palmer Among ENO On the Town Stars
Broadway actor Sean Palmer, who is playing 'Chip' in ENO's hit production of On the Town, will play the leading role of 'Prince Eric' in the forthcoming Broadway production of Disney's The Little Mermaid.
On the Town returns this Friday (April 20) to the London Coliseum for 20 performances only until May, 25 2007. With a cast and orchestra of 105, it is the biggest musical in London.
Sean Palmer played Stanford Blatch's boyfriend 'Marcus' in seasons 5 and 6 of HBO's "Sex In The City." His Broadway credits include: The Apple Tree, with Kristin Chenoweth, for Roundabout, Saturday Night Fever (Tony Manero) and Fosse. He also played the lead role of 'Tony' in Julie Andrews' production of The Boy Friend. He appeared in the film version of Chicago for Miramax. Performances of Disney's The Little Mermaid begin in Denver on July 26 and on Broadway on November 3.
The full principal cast of On the Town is: Helen Anker (Ivy Smith), Rodney Clarke (Master of Ceremonies), Joshua Dallas (Gabey), Janine Duvitski (Lucy Schmeeler), Alison Jiear (Dolores Dolores), Ryan Molloy (Ozzie), Caroline O'Connor (Hildy Esterhazy), Sean Palmer (Chip), Lucy Schaufer (Claire de Loone), Andrew Shore (Judge Pitkin*) and June Whitfield (Madame Maude P. Dilly). *On 24 April, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 25 May, Judge Pitkin is played by Graeme Danby.
With music by Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story), book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green (Singin' in the Rain) and based on an idea by Jerome Robbins, the story of On the Town was famously filmed by MGM starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
The musical is directed by Jude Kelly, choreographed by Stephen Mear, conducted by Simon Lee, designed by Robert Jones with lighting Mark Henderson. "Set in 1940s New York, 3 sailors on shore leave embark on the biggest adventure of their lives with just 24 hours to find fun and romance in the world's most exciting city ," state press notes.
English National Opera at the London Coliseum is located at St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES. Call 0870 145 0900 or visit online at www.eno.org for tickets.