The upcoming London transfer Lazarus, which opens next month, has rounded out the cast of the show.
The musical, which is inspired by the Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell To Earth and features the music of David Bowie, will star Michael C. Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dexter) as Thomas Newton and we already knew that Hall would be joined by his New York co-stars Sophia Anne Caruso and Michael Vesper, now the remaining cast has been announced.
Amy Lennox, who has just left the Olivier Award winning Kinky Boots where her portrayal of Lauren gave her an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, will be playing Elly who is Newton’s assistant. During the show’s New York Theatre Workshop run, the role of Elly was played by Cristin Millotti. I am very excited for Lennox taking on this role, and I have a feeling that listening to her sing the music of David Bowie will be a wonderful thing. Lennox’s other stage credits include Legally Blonde and 9 to 5.
Other cast joining the show Jamie Muscato (Bend it Like Beckham) as Michael; Gabrielle Brooke (Book of Mormon), Sydnie Christmas, and Maimuna Memon as Teenage Girl; Richard Hansell (A View From A Bridge) as Zach; Tom Parsons (Avenue Q) as Michael; and Julie Yammanee (Here Lies Love) as Maemi.
The London production will be directed again by the Tony and Olivier Award winning director Ivo Van Hove, and the musical features music from Bowie’s back catalogue alongside new songs written for the show.
The eagerly anticipated Lazarus Cast Album will be released on October 21 and will feature the cast of the original NYTW company, and will also include three songs from David Bowie’s final studio recordings.
Lazarus opens at the Kings Cross Theatre on November 8, with previews beginning on October 25. The show will run until January 22, 2017.
Tickets are available from the show website and are available from £15.