EXCLUSIVE: Cast revealed for UK premiere of Altar Boyz
The production opens at the Greenwich Theatre in October
The show, which played Off-Broadway for five years, will have a limited run of 14 performances at the Greenwich Theatre from 3 October 2014.
Altar Boyz centres around a fictitious boy-band - whose members include Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham - on the last night of their 'Raise the Praise' tour. When fate brings them to New York, will the boyz take a bite out of the forbidden apple?
The production is directed by Steven Dexter, whose credits include Loserville (West End) and Honk! (Watermill Theatre). It's choreographed by Ewan Jones (Water Babies) with musical direction from Mark Crossland.
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.
Meet the Altar Boyz!
St. Lilly of Colgate - Patron Saint of Winning Smiles and Piercing Eyes.
Let's just say Mel Gibson is a genius.
Genesis or Leviticus. Any non-fiction, really.
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 Musical.
Apples (sorry Eve!).
St. Vidal of L'Oreal - Patron Saint of Flexible Hold Hair Gel.
Baby blue. Just like JC's eyes.
I am so totally into reality TV! And antiquing.
Jonny Fines' credits include Lift (Soho Theatre), Avenue Q (UK Tour) and The Sound of Music (UK Tour).
St. Jerome the Awesome - Patron Saint of Keepin' It Real.
I spend a lot of time in Confession.
Ever since I saw the image of Mother Teresa in my corn flakes, they're all I eat.
Jamie-Ray Hartshorne has appeared in the premiere of new musical The Prodigals (Belgrade Theatre) and The History Boys (National Theatre).
St. Ricardo de Martin - Patron Saint of Orphans Left on Church Steps.
Searching for my birth parents. And I enjoy paintball.
Flan. Have you tried it? Mmmmm.
I'd say Latin. I'm a definite Latin-lover.
Faisal Khodabukus' recent credits include I Can't Sing (London Palladium), Dirty Dancing (UK Tour) and La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse Theatre).
Red. Like the sea.
FAVOURITE STATION OF THE CROSS
Is my mother going to see this?
FIRST THING YOU LOOK FOR IN A GIRL
Judaism. My mother is going to see this, right?
Alex Jordan-Mills played Billy in the 2013 revival of Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse), and most recently played Nick Piazza in Fame (UK Tour).