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America, get ready to step back into the SPOTLIGHT as the Olivier Award nominated smash hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has revealed its casting for the upcoming North American premiere next year. AND YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW the big part of it…. the cast itself is a group of actors making their way from across the pond to our US backyard. Yup, they ALL APPEARED in the show’s inaugural production in London’s West End, the UK Tour, and some from the recent film adaptation that just came out!!!
Under the direction of Jonathan Butterell, the cast will include…
Melissa Jacques in the role of supportive and appreciative mother “Margret New”
Shobna Gulati as supportive family friend “Ray”,
Gillian Ford as the arrogant and un-encouraging careers teacher “Miss Hedge”,
Hiba Elchikhe as caring BFF “Pritti Pasha”,
George Sampson as school bully “Dean Paxton”,
Marlon G. Day as the disapproving father “Mr. New”,
a Full Ensemble.
This LA cast all coming from the UK joins the previously announced talents of…
Layton Williams who starts in the titular role of THE BOY IN THE DRESS himself “Jamie New”
Roy Haylock (best known as the one and only Bianca Del Rio) as “Hugo” and alter-ego “Loco Chanelle”.
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE is set make its North American debut at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. It will run for a limited engagement from January 16th-February 20th, 2022.
The show is currently on a leave of absence from London’s West End where it was playing to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre. It’s expecting to return there in 2022. However, it’s currently being performed on tour across the UK. Talks for a Broadway run are still in the works as well.
Who is excited?!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber