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Strictly finalist Danny Mac to star in On the Town

Leonard Bernstein's musical On The Town will star Danny Mac Leonard Bernstein's musical On The Town will star Danny Mac
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Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac is to take the lead in a new production of On the Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

The actor, who made it to the final of the BBC’s dance competition last year and starred as Mark “Dodger” Savage in Hollyoaks, plays a sailor on shore leave in New York. The musical will also star Maggie Steed, Naoko Mori and Rodney Earl Clarke.

The production will be directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, who won an Olivier Award for his choreography on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights.

The show has music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It was made into a film starring Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly in 1949.

The creative team also includes Peter McKintosh as designer, Tom Deering as musical supervisor and Howard Hudson as lighting designer.

On the Town runs at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from May 19 to July 1 with press night on May 25.

The theatre’s summer season will also include a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities by Matthew Dunster and directed by Timothy Sheader, running from July 7 to August 5.

Last year’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which received critical acclaim and has been nominated for six Olivier Awards, will return to the theatre. It runs from August 11 to September 16.

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