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Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese to star in Man of La Mancha at London Coliseum

Danielle de Niese. Photo: Chris Dunlop
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Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese are to star in the first West End production of Tony award-winning musical Man of La Mancha in 50 years.

The musical, which is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, will run at the London Coliseum from April 26 to June 8, with press night on April 30.

Grammer will make his West End debut playing Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote and De Niese will play Aldonza and Dulcinea.

De Niese will star in 33 performances, with an alternate for this role and further casting for the rest of the company to be announced.

Man of La Mancha is produced by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade with English National Opera. Grade and Linnit have previously brought Chess, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd to the London Coliseum.

The production is directed by Lonny Price and has music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion and book by Dale Wasserman.

Set design is by James Noone, lighting is by Rick Fisher and sound is by Mick Potter.

Man of La Mancha premiered in the West End in 1968 at the Piccadilly Theatre, where it ran for 253 performances.