IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST The Musical To Play Limited Engagement At The Charing Cross Theatre
Producers today announced that Broadway Composer Jill Santoriello's (Tale of Two Cities) new musical It Happened in Key West will get its World Premiere Production at The Charing Cross Theater in London.
It Happened in Key West plays a limited engagement from July 4 - August 18. Based on true events that rocked Key West in the 1930s, the story concerns Carl Von Cosel, the real life hero in this romantic comedy. After nearly four decades of searching for the dream girl of his boyhood visions, Carl finds his beloved Elena on the tiny island, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis. But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. Haunted by Elena's spirit (and seemingly at her request), Carl takes her body from the graveyard and brings her home - where they live undetected for seven years.
Directed and choreographed by Marc Robin (Fulton Opera House's multi award-winning artistic director), It Happened in Key West has production design by Jamie Roderick (Bandstand, A Time To Kill), costume design by Lisa Zinni (Rent, School of Rock, Cats), orchestrations by Robert Felstein (The Fantasticks), and UK casting by Neil Rutherford. Producers include: Jeremiah James, Rashad V. Chambers, Marylou Rothfuss (Dear Evan Hansen, Spring Awakening) and Art Lab LLC. It Happened in Key West is general managed by Guy Kitchenn.
Casting will be announced at a later date. Tickets for It Happened in Key Westare £17.50- £39.50, with premium seating available, and can be purchased at www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk or by calling 08444 930 650. It Happened in Key West plays Monday - Saturday at 7:30pm with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30pm. The Charing Cross Theater was recently home to the highly-anticipated revival of Maury Yeston's Titanic which sets sail on a UK Tour later this month: and currently is home to the brand-new production of Harold and Maude starring Linda Marlowe.
For more information:www.keywestmusical.com