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Boogie Nights with Gates, Ritchie, Osmonds & Lytton tours to Empire, 1 Apr

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The 1970’s musical Boogie Nights is back on the road in a concert version which plays for over 50 dates in 2013, including the Liverpool Empire.

The all star cast includes The Osmonds (Jimmy Merrill and Jay) are coming over from the USA as special guest stars, performing their own hits including "Crazy Horses" and "Love Me For A Reason" as well as a range of classics they are not normally associated with.

Gareth Gates will play the role of heart throb Dean performing numbers including "Spirit in the Sky", "If You Leave Me Now", "Disco Inferno" and "Puppy Love" (with the Osmonds). The leading lady Debs is played by Louisa Lytton who is best known as Ruby in EastEnders and P C Beth Green in the Bill. This will her Louisa’s first musical and she can’t wait to belt out "I Will Survive" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."

X Factor finalists Andy Abraham and Chico will also join the cast with Andy playing the tough guy soul singer Spencer and Chico plays Terry. The cast is completed by Shane Richie Jr who will take over the role of Roddy (the original 70's bad boy) which was created by his father. He will be performing "Blame It On the Boogie."

Set in the height of the disco 70's it tells the story of Roddy O’Neil. This remixed concert version sees the original characters performing 70 songs from the 70’s, with video images on a giant backdrop.

Boogie Nights is at the Liverpool Empire on 1 April, 2013.


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