Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Cast announced for UK premiere of ALTAR BOYZ

Hallelujah! Spread the good news, as the five boyz who will make the band lineup for the UK Premiere of ALTAR BOYZ have today been revealed!

Playing band members Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham will be Liam DoyleJonny FinesJamie-Ray Hartshorne,Faisal Khodabukus and Alex Jordan-Mills.

Liam Doyle is currently starring as Fiyero in Wicked (UK Tour). Other recent credits include Link Larkin in Hairspray (UK Tour) and Troy in High School MusicalJonny Fines’ credits include Lift (Soho Theatre), Avenue Q (UK Tour) and The Sound of Music(UK Tour). Jamie-Ray Hartshorne has appeared in the premiere of new musical The Prodigals (Belgrade Theatre) and The History Boys (National Theatre). Faisal Khodabukus’ recent credits include I Can’t Sing (London Palladium), Dirty Dancing (UK Tour) and La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse Theatre). Alex Jordan-Mills played Billy in the 2013 revival of Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse), and most recently played Nick Piazza in Fame (UK Tour). 

After five hilarious years and over 2000 performances Off-Broadway, ALTAR BOYZ makes its UK Premiere in a strictly limited run of 14 performances at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 3 October 2014 (press night Wednesday 8 October, 8.00pm).

With their heavenly harmonies, divine dance moves, and faith that’s stronger than their hair gel, the ALTAR BOYZ are ready to spread the good news through the glory of sweet pop music…

Get set for a foot-stomping, rafter-raising musical comedy about a fictitious boy-band on the last night of their Raise the Praisetour. The Boyz are five all-singing, all-dancing heartthrobs – Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham – trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. Their pious pop act – including lyrics like Girl You Make Me Wanna Wait and Jesus Called Me On My Cell Phone – worked wonders on the bingo hall circuit, but when fate brings them to New York, will the boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple?

Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing and irreverent humour, ALTAR BOYZ has been adored by audiences all over the world. With an extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs, uncontrollable laughs and light-hearted fun, this award-winning and totally original musical is 90 minutes of heavenly delight that is destined to rock the masses of all denominations!

ALTAR BOYZ is directed by Steven Dexter, whose credits include Loserville in the West End and the World Premiere of Stiles and Drewe’s Honk! at the Watermill Theatre. It is choreographed by Ewan Jones, who was recently associate choreographer on the world premiere of Water Babies at Curve Theatre, Leicester, with choreography credits including The Mikado at Hackney Empire. The musical director is Mark Crossland, whose credits include the UK Tours of Dance Til DawnSister ActHairsprayand 9 to 5.

ALTAR BOYZ is presented by Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd who recently produced the critically acclaimed production of In The Heights at Southwark Playhouse. It has a book by Kevin Del Aguila, and music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker. It is conceived by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport, and is presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.Casting is by Will Burton.

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