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Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT

Daniel Evans' sell-out Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat has transferred to the West End and is now in previews, with press night on Monday 25 April 2016. Show Boat is booking at the New London Theatre to 7 January 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat.

They are joined by John Coates, Adam Dutton, Kit Esuruoso, Nolan Frederick, Linford Johnson, Javar La'Trail Parker, Kate Milner-Evans, Maria Omakinwa, Ryan Pidgen, Mykal Rand, Leo Roberts, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Christina Bennington, Victoria Hinde, Linda John-Pierre and Simbi Akande, Georgie Ashford, Laura Darton, Joshua Da Costa, Dale Evans and Tom Partridge.

Music is by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber. Designs are by Lez Brotherston with choreography by Alistair David, musical supervision and direction byDavid White, lighting by David Hersey, sound by Paul Groothuis and video design by Tim Reid.

Show Boat is produced in the West End by David Ian with Bob Bartner and Norman Tulchin.

One of the most romantic musicals of all time and set against the backdrop of America's Deep South at the turn of the 20th Century, Show Boat tells a powerful story of freedom, loyalty and, above all love. Spanning 40 pivotal years in American history, this epic musical follows the lives and loves of three generations aboard the Cotton Blossom show boat as it plies the Mississippi River and features the timeless songs Ol' Man River, Make Believe and Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man.

Multi award-winning Daniel Evans took over as Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres in 2009 and in June this year he steps down to take over as Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre. As a director at Sheffield Theatres his productions include The Effect, Anything Goes, Oliver!, This Is My Family, The Full Monty, My Fair Lady, Macbeth, Othello, Racing Demon as part of The David Hare Season and An Enemy of the People - the opening production of his inaugural season. As an actor, his work for the company includes Company, The Pride, Cloud Nine and The Tempest. An award-winning actor and director, Evans' work includes Sunday in the Park with George for the Menier Chocolate Factory, Wyndham's Theatre and on Broadway - a role for which he won his second Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and a Tony Award nomination. His additional extensive credits include work with the Donmar Warehouse, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre. Evans is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

This version of Show Boat was originally produced by Goodspeed Musicals and was adapted and directed by Rob Ruggiero and presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe. The show's Broadway premiere was in 1927.

Chris Peluso is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artists' Federation, pursuant to an exchange programme between American Equity and UK Equity.

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
The Cast

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
The Cast

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
The Cast

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
The Cast

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
The Cast

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Poster Art

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Sandra Marvin

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Sandra Marvin and Emmanuel Kojo

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Rebecca Trehern and Gina Beck

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Lucy Briers

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Leo Roberts and Rebecca Trehearn

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Gina Beck and Chris Peluso

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Emmanuel Kojo

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Chris Peluso

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Alex Young and Danny Collins

Photos: First Look at Chris Peluso, Gina Beck and More in UK's SHOW BOAT
Alex Young and the Cast


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