Opening Night Closing Next Month

The new musical Opening Night has announced a new closing date in London’s West End. Based on the 1977 film of the same name that was written and directed by John Cassavetes, Opening Night opened at the Gielgud Theatre on 6 March this year. The dazzling new musical is adapted and directed by Ivo Van Hove (A Little Life) with music and lyrics by songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

Opening Night tickets are available now.

The show tells the story of an alcoholic stage actress who witnesses the accidental death of one of her super fans. She then begins to be haunted by the ghost of the deceased woman, which leads her to have a nervous breakdown right before the premiere of her next Broadway play.

Opening Night is led by iconic stage and screen star Sheridan Smith as Myrtle Gordon. The rest of the star-studded cast includes Hadley Fraser as Manny Victor, Shira Haas as Nancy Stein, Amy Lennox as Dorothee Victor, Nicola Huges as Sarah Goode, and John Marquez as David Samuels.

The full company is completed by Rebecca Thornhill as Kelly, Cilla Silvia as Carla, Ian McLarnon as Leo, Jos Slovick as Gus, Robert Finlayson, Daniel Forrester, Jennifer Hepburn, Issy Khogali, and Chrissie Perkins.

The producers of the show Wessex Grove have stated: “It is an honour to produce this beautiful new musical in the West End, and everyone at Wessex Grove is proud to have delivered the artistic vision of Ivo Van Hove and Rufus Wainwright and their incredible team, led by the exquisite Sheridan Smith. In a challenging financial landscape, Opening Night was always a risk and, while the production may not have had the life we had hoped for, we feel immensely proud of the risk we took and of this extraordinary production.

“Our world class cast delivers a brilliant show night after night, and there are still five weeks left to see Sheridan Smith in the role of a lifetime. What is sure-fire and safe has its place. But Wessex Grove exists to produce great artists in the West End and to provide the space for original, artist-led productions in the commercial sector, productions exactly like Opening Night. We’re grateful for all of the support everyone has given us as we made this show, and look forward to celebrating the rest of the run.”

Opening Night tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss your chance to see this brand-new musical before it closes on 18 May. Now playing at the Gielgud Theatre. Any ticket holders for performances between 20 May to 27 July 2024 will be contacted directly.

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