THE BODYGUARD - THE MUSICAL | U.S. NATIONAL TOUR
OF THE SMASH HIT WEST END MUSICAL
TO PLAY DETROIT’S FISHER THEATRE JANUARY 16 - 28
GRAMMY® AWARD NOMINEE AND R&B SUPERSTAR
DEBORAH COX TO STAR!
Tickets on Sale Sunday, October 15, 2017
DETROIT, MI October 5, 2017 -- Broadway In Detroit is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Fisher Theatre from January 16 to 28. Tickets start at $39 and go on sale Sunday, October 15 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787 and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Starting Monday, October 16, tickets will also be available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre Box Office.
Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox* stars as Rachel Marron. In the role of bodyguard Frank Farmer is television star Judson Mills.
Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, and adapted by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, THE BODYGUARD had its world premiere on December 5, 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre. THE BODYGUARD was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards. The UK production of the musical recently completed a triumphant return run in London’s West End after a sell-out 16-month UK and Ireland tour.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARDfeatures a host of irresistible classics including So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
Direction is by Thea Sharrock. Set & costume design is by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Richard Brooker and video design by Duncan McLean. Choreography is by Karen Bruce, orchestrations by Chris Egan, musical supervision by Richard Beadle and production musical supervision by Mike Dixon. Musical director Matthew Smedal conducts the live orchestra. The U.S. National tour of THE BODYGUARD is produced by Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
Rounding out the principal cast are Alex Corrado (Gotham, Hannibal) as Tony Scibelli, Rachel’s personal security guard, Charles Gray (Broadway: The Color Purple, Tour: The Lion King) as manager Bill Devaney, Jonathan Hadley(Broadway: Jersey Boys, A Class Act) as publicist Sy Spector, Jorge Paniagua(Regional: The Full Monty, Oregon Shakespeare Festival) as the Stalker, Jasmin Richardson (Tour: Memphis, Dreamgirls) as Rachel’s sister Nicki Marron, Mark McCollough Thomas (NYC: Consent, Godforsaken) as FBI agent Ray Court, and Kevelin B. Jones III (Idlewild Music Festival) and Sebastian Maynard-Palmer(Tour: Kinky Boots) alternating in the role of Rachel’s son Fletcher.
The ensemble includes Elyssa Jo Brown, Brendon Chan, Willie Dee, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Devinn Harris, Alejandra Matos, DeQuina Moore, Kevin Mylrea, Stefan Raulston, Sean Rozanski, Matthew Schmidt, Nicole Spencer, Lauren Tanner, and Naomi C. Walley.
Performance times for THE BODYGUARD appearing January 16 - 28, 2017 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
· Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
· Sunday evening performance at 7:30 p.m.
· Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
· Special Open Captioned performance on Sunday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.
*Deborah Cox is not scheduled to perform at the Saturday Matinee and Sunday Evening performances.
Tickets for of THE BODYGUARD start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and will go on sale October 15 at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase starting on October 16 at the Fisher Theatre box office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (12 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email email@example.com. Tickets for the Open Captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
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The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the Chrysler Pacifica. As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.