Why See The Bodyguard?
THE WEST END HIT COMES TO THE STATES!
Grammy nominated artist and musical star Deborah Cox will be bringing London's West End musical to the United States on its inaugural national tour! Based on the 1992 movie starring the late, great Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, this musical follows a charged star-crossed love story between a soul diva and her personal bodyguard in the face of constant danger.
WHAT IS THE BODYGUARD ABOUT?
Following attempts on a young superstar's life by a sexually-obsessed stalker, former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer is hired to protect his new charge. But as Farmer discovers to his chagrin is that showbusiness works differently from life in the White House; his employer Rachel Marron is fiercely headstrong, stubborn and refuses to cooperate.
A romantically charged tug-of-war ensues, as both characters attempt to assert their authority; however, the last thing that they expected to happen was to fall in love.
A MUST FOR WHITNEY FANS
The 1992 blockbuster movie propelled Whitney Houston to superstardom, along with romantic lead Kevin Costner, and is revered as one of the best romantic thrillers in cinema. The Bodyguard features a multitude of Whitney Houston's greatest hits, including 'Queen of the Night', 'So Emotional', 'One Moment in Time', 'Saving All My Love', and of course, the iconic 'I Will Always Love You'.
DID YOU KNOW?
The stage musical was already in development in 2012 when the news of Houston's untimely death in the February broke. The ensuing press coverage almost caused the initial lead actress in the London-based show, Heather Hadley, to pull out amidst fears of comparison with the late Houston.
Opening night: 31 January 2017
Suitable for ages 12+
And before you stop reading
Images are taken from the London production. Production images for this North American tour have yet to be released.
Cast and Creative
Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron
Judson Mills as Frank Farmer
Alex Corrado as Tony Scibelli
Charles Gray Bill Devaney
Jonathan Hadley as Sy Spector
Jorge Paniagua as the Stalker
Jasmin Richardson as Nicki Marron
Douglas Baldeo & Kevelin B. Jones III as Fletcher alternates
Ensemble: Arielle Campbell, Brendon Chan, Willie Dee, Jarid Faubel, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Emily Jenda, Alejandra Matos, Bradford Rahmlow, Benjamin Rivera, Sean Rozanski, Matthew Schmidt, Jaquez André Sims, Lauren Tanner, & Naomi C. Walley
Directed Thea Sharrock
Adapted for the stage by Alexander Dinelaris
Set and costume design by Tim Hatley
Lighting design by Mark Henderson
Sound design by Richard Brooker
Choreography by Karen Bruce
Orchestrations and additional music by Chris Egan
Produced by Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
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