Director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell is apparently returning for the new cast auditions, although many of the ensemble have shown interest in staying on. Paulette will definitely be recast as Jill Halfpenny is confirmed to be leaving, but there are hopes Sheridan Smith may be persuaded to extend into a second year as Elle (the show is currently booking until 20 February 2011 at the Savoy Theatre).
With the changes in cast, performances will revert to a straight Monday though Saturday schedule dropping the Sunday show. And more immediately, an exclusive Q&A session following the evening performance this Thursday (15 July) sees Sheridan Smith joined by Laura Bell Bundy, the original Elle Woods from the Broadway production.
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