The cast has been announced for the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton: An American Parody in the West End.
Spamilton: An American Parody lampoons the multi-award-winning production Hamilton, as well as other big name shows.
Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda said of Spamilton: An American Parody: “I laughed my brains out”. The production opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 24 July in Southwark Street, and runs until 8 September.
Gerard Alessandrini directs Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee, with special guests Sophie-Louise Dann and Damian Humbley.
Alessandrini is best known for creating and writing all 25 editions of Forbidden Broadway in New York, Los Angeles, London and around the world. He features in the original 1982 cast of Forbidden Broadway, and can be heard on four of the show’s twelve cast albums.
He also sings on the soundtracks of the Disney classics Aladdin and Pocahontas.
Recent musicals which he co-wrote and/or directed include Madame X (NYMF 2011) and The Nutcracker and I (a complete Tchaikovsky score with all new lyrics by Alessandrini).
Choreography is by Gerry McIntyre, set design by Morgan Large, costume design by Dustin Cross, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Gregory Clarke and Jonathan Everett, musical arrangements by Fred Barton and musical direction by Simon Beck.