Hollywood's Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (The Perfect Storm, Robin Hood, Scarface) is tipped to make her West End musical debut this Christmas, playing a prima Russian ballerina in the Donmar Warehouse’s revival of Grand Hotel (See News, 27 Oct 2003). In 1928 Berlin, the guests and staff at Grand Hotel are suffering from an excess of hope and optimism as the stock market booms. Casting has not been officially announced but the creative team is a corker. The production is directed by Donmar artistic director Michael Grandage, designed by Christopher Oram and choreographed by former Royal Ballet and AMP principal Adam Cooper (See The Goss, 19 Dec 2003). The musical is based on the Vicki Baum novel, which the musical's book writer Luther Davis found in a second-hand bookshop. Music and lyrics are by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional material by Maury Yeston. The musical was revived to great acclaim on Broadway in 1989 and subsequently opened at the West End's Dominion Theatre in 1992.