U.S. NATIONAL TOUR
OF THE SMASH HIT WEST END MUSICAL
MAKES NORTH TEXAS DEBUT
JULY 18-30, 2017 AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK
AUGUST 1-6, 2017 AT BASS PERFORMANCE HALL
GRAMMY® AWARD NOMINEE AND R&B SUPERSTAR
DEBORAH COX TO STAR
Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth are thrilled to announce a co-presentation of the first U.S. national tour hit musical THE BODYGUARD, to play at the Music Hall at Fair Park July 18-30 and Bass Performance Hall August 1-6.
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 Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), 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 BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classic pop songs, 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.
Cox is not scheduled to perform at the 7/22, 7/27, 7/29 matinees and 7/23 evening performances in Dallas and the 8/5, 8/6 matinees performances in Fort Worth.
Direction is by Thea Sharrock. Set and 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, and Douglas Baldeo (Broadway: KINKY BOOTS, Tour: MOTOWN) and Kevelin B. Jones III (Idlewild Music Festival) alternating in the role of Rachel’s son Fletcher.
The ensemble includes Brendon Chan, Willie Dee, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Alejandra Matos, DeQuina Moore, Benjamin Rivera, Sean Rozanski, Matthew Schmidt, Jaquez André Sims, Maria Cristina Slye, Nicole Spencer, Lauren Tanner, and Naomi C. Walley.
Single tickets for the Dallas engagement of THE BODYGUARD are now on sale online or by phone or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Single tickets for the Fort Worth engagement of THE BODYGUARD are now on sale online or to charge tickets by phone, call 817-212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth.