Monday, January 16

Sheridan Smith and Michael Xavier Bridget Jones Diary Workshop

Update 17th January: Looks like things are still moving ahead for the musical of Bridget Jones Diary.

Sheridan Smith (who is playing Bridget) and Michael Xavier are back at another workshop this week to do some more development work on it.  Xavier is working on the Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) part at the workshop. He is due to join Connie Fisher on a short tour of Leonard Bernstein’s musical comedy Wonderful Town in March.

They will be joined by other West End stars including Caroline Keiff (Legally Blonde, Wicked!), Bertie Carvel (Matilda),  Richard Cordery (Spring Awakening, Love Story the Musical) and Julie Le Grand (Wicked!).

Brigget Jones the musical will be directed by Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot) with choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot). The musical is being developed by Working Title who are currently in development on a third Bridget Jones movie.

 Lily Allen has said she has finished the songs so hopefully this new musical will be ready for the West End at the end of this year or beginning of 2013.

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