Kelsey Grammer and Danielle De Niese to star in Man of La Mancha at the Coliseum
Grammer is returning to London to appear in the hit musical
Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese will star in Man of La Mancha in the West End at the Coliseum.
Grammer returns to London to play Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote following his appearance in Big Fish last year, with previous credits including a Tony Award-nominated performance in La Cage aux Folles on Broadway. Famed soprano de Niese (who plays Aldonza and Dulcinea) made her Covent Garden debut at the Royal Opera House in 2009, and has performed across the world. de Niese will be performing in 33 performances of the show, with further casting for her role and the rest of the company to be announced.
The semi-staged production will be produced by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade, with direction by Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard). The show will be conducted by David White, with set design by James Noone, lighting design by Rick Fisher, sound design by Mick Potter and casting director David Grindrod.
The 1965 musical is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' 17th-century novel Don Quixote, and has a book by Dale Wasserman with lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It features the iconic song "The Impossible Dream".
After premiering in Connecticut in 1965, the show went on to win five Tony Awards when it ran on Broadway. The show had its UK premiere in 1968, starring Keith Michell, with the Coliseum run being the first major revival since then.
The show will run for six weeks from 26 April 2019.