Ray Quinn to join cast of Judy – The Songbook of Judy Garland

RAY QUINN – NUMBER ONE HIT SINGER, ACTOR AND STAR WINNER OF HIT TV SHOWS  IS TO JOIN THE CAST OF JUDY – THE SONGBOOK OF JUDY GARLAND FOR THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED UK TOUR OF:

THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF A HOLLYWOOD LEGEND

JUDY

The Songbook of Judy Garland

STARRING LORNA LUFT AND LEADING WEST END MUSICAL THEATRE STARS WITH ARLENE PHILLIPS AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR

OPENING ON 8 MAY 2015 IN EDINBURGH

International theatre producer David King is delighted to announce that the singer-songwriter, actor and winner of hit TV shows Dancing On Ice , Dancing on Ice – All Stars,  Ray Quinn, will be joining  the UK Tour of JUDY – THE SONGBOOK OF JUDY GARLAND. Ray was runner up in The X- Factor in 2006, with his debut album going straight to number one in the UK charts and has starred in many West End musicals including Legally Blonde and Dirty Dancing.

JUDY – THE SONGBOOK OF JUDY GARLAND will tour some of the UKs finest theatres, with the UK premiere of this new musical show at the Edinburgh Playhouse on May 8 2015. Highly-acclaimed choreographer and theatre director, Arlene Phillips, will be the Creative Director on the production. This will be the only Judy Garland Show in the world authorised by the Judy Garland Estate.

JUDY – THE SONGBOOK OF JUDY GARLAND stars Lorna Luft, Judy Garlands daughter, together with leading West End musical theatre stars, including Louise Dearman, Rachel Stanley, Darren Bennett and more. Also appearing are Judys dancers – The Boyfriends, named after Judys original dancers of the same name.

JUDY – THE SONGBOOK  OF JUDY GARLAND will include never seen before film clips and interviews together with irresistible classic hit songs from some of Judys hugely popular films such as A Star is Born, Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade and The Wizard of Oz. The set of songs will include I Got Rhythm, The Trolley Song, The Man That Got Away, Get Happy,Zing! Went the strings of my Heart, and the song that is synonymous with Judy Garland, Over the Rainbow.

JUDY THE SONGBOOK OF JUDY GARLAND, has Arlene Phillips as Creative Director and is directed by Christopher Manoe.

Ray Quinns first acting role was in Brookside, the popular soap, based in Liverpool. He was announced as the runner-up in the X Factor to Leona Lewis in 2006 and subsequently released a a debut album which went to number in one in the UK charts and eventually became a platinum selling album. Ray has starred in many West End musicals including Grease, Dirty Dancing, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice andLegally Blonde. Ray was the winner of ITVs Dancing on Ice in 2009 and went on to win the final All Stars series in 2014. Ray is currently recording an album and is inspired by by the greats, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Rat Pack.

 

Lorna Luft is considered to be part of Showbiz Royalty, as the daughter of Judy Garland and the half sister of Liza Minnelli and a highly successful stage, film and TV actress and singer. She has appeared in numerous film, TV and stage shows, including White Christmas, Theyre Playing My Son and Babes in Arms. Lorna appeared on stage regularly with her mother as a young girl and continues to maintain a high profile concert career.

Louise Dearman is the darling of the West End, and has performed in leading roles in many West End musicals including Wicked where Louise was the first actress to play both the good witch and the bad witch, Glinda and Elphaba. Louise also starred in Evita, Cats and Guys and Dolls to name just a few.

Darren Bennett has appeared in numerous productions in both the West End and on tour including the current production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aladdin, Merrily We Roll Along,  Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Singin in the Rain.

Rachel Stanley has recently finished starring as Betty Haynes in the hugely successful production of White Christmas at Londons Dominion Theatre, and  previously  played the role in Edinburgh, Manchester, Plymouth & Southampton. Rachel has also had lead roles in  Annie  (New Zealand and UK tour), Crazy for You  and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour).

Arlene Phillips (CBE) is one of the UKs best known choreographers, and also works regularly as a theatre director and is a well know television personality. Arlene has worked on numerous stage productions, (The Wizard of OZ, Starlight Express, Grease) TV (So You think you can Dance) and films.

Confirmed Tour Dates for  JUDY THE SONGBOOK OF JUDY GARLAND

Please check websites for performance times.

May 8th – 9th

Edinburgh Playhouse

Box Office: 0844 871 3014

www.atgtickets.com

 

May 11th – 13th

The Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

Box Office: 01745 33 00 00

www.rhylpavilion.co.uk

 

May 14th – 16th

Grand Opera House, York

Box Office: 0844 871 3024

www.atgtickets.com

 

May 18th – 19th

The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Box Office: 01274 432000

www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

 

May 21st – 23rd

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Box Office: 0844 871 3011

www.atgtickets.com

 

 

May 26th – 27th

The Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn

Box Office: 01553 764864

www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

 

May 28th – 30th

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Box Office: 0844 871 3019

www.atgtickets.com

 

June 2nd – 6th

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Box Office: 0844 871 7647

www.atgtickets.com

 

 

June 8th – 10th

Liverpool Empire

Box Office: 0844 871 3017

www.atgtickets.com

 

June 12th –13th

Princess Theatre Torquay

Box Office: 0844 871 3023

www.atgtickets.com

June 16th– 20th

New Wimbledon Theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7646

www.atgtickets.com

 

June 23rd – 24th

Hall for Cornwall

Box Office: 01872 262466

www.hallforcornwall.co.uk

 

June 25th – 27th

Cardiff New Theatre

Box Office: 029 2087 8889

www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

 

June 29th July 4th

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Box Office: 0114 249 6000

www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

 

July 7th – 11th

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Box Office: 0844 871 7627

www.atgtickets.com

 

July 13th – 14th

Watford Collosseum

Box Office: 0845 075 3993

watfordcolosseum.co.uk

 

July 16th – 18th

The Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Box Office: 0844 871 7620

www.atgtickets.com

 

July 20th – 22nd

Darlington Civic Theatre

Box Office: 01325 486555

www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk

 

July 23rd – 25th

New Theatre, Oxford

Box Office: 0844 8713020

www.atgtickets.com

 

 

July 28th – August 1st

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Box Office: 0844 871 7645

www.atgtickets.com

 

August 14th -15th

The Cliffs Pavilion Southend

Box Office: 01702 351135

southendtheatres.org.uk

 

August 19th – 22nd

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Box Office: 01323 412000

boxoffice@eastbourne.gov.uk

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