Gary Wilmot, Richard Fleeshman, Marisha Wallace, More Join U.K. Debut of Something Rotten! | Playbill

London News Gary Wilmot, Richard Fleeshman, Marisha Wallace, More Join U.K. Debut of Something Rotten!

Tim Jackson will direct the three concerts with a cast led by Jason Manford.

Gary Wilmot, Richard Fleeshman, and Marisha Wallace

The 2015 Broadway musical Something Rotten! will play three concerts at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane this summer, the work's U.K. debut.

Directed by Tim Jackson (Two Strangers Carry A Cake Across New York), performances of Something Rotten! in Concert are scheduled for August 5 at 7:30 PM and August 6 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

Jason Manford (The Producers, The Wizard of Oz), as previously reported, will star as Nick Bottom. He will be joined by the newly announced Gary Wilmot (Anything Goes, Wicked) as Nostradamus, Richard Fleeshman (Company, Urinetown) as Shakespeare, Marisha Wallace (Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma!) as Bea, Evelyn Hoskins (Waitress, Spring Awakening) as Portia, Cassius Hackforth (For Tonight, From Here to Eternity) as Nigel Bottom, Steve Furst (Oliver!, Matilda) as Shylock, Ashley Samuels (Hairspray, The Book of Mormon) as Troubadour, Cameron Blakely (Newsies, Mrs. Doubtfire) as Brother Jeremiah, and Jenna Boyd (Come From Away, The Wind in the Willows) as Lady Croydon.

The artists will be back by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Freddie Tapner (Love Never Dies, Chess). The upcoming concerts will also feature choreography by Tim Jackson and Claira Vaughan, sound design by Tom Marshall and Sebastian Frost, lighting design by Jamie Platt, set and costume design by Rebecca Brower, production management by Pete Kramer, company and stage management by Peter Barnett, and casting consultancy by Sarah Jane Price.

Created by Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell, and Wayne Kirkpatrick, Something Rotten! follows the story of Renaissance writers Nick and Nigel Bottom as they seek to outshine Shakespeare by writing the world’s first musical.

The musical opened on Broadway April 22, 2015, playing 32 previews and 708 regular performances at the St. James Theatre. The production earned 10 Tony nominations, including one for Best Musical. Christian Borle won the Tony for his performance as Shakespeare.

Something Rotten! in Concert is produced by Fourth Wall Live, JAS Theatricals, and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra in association with Alchemation.

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