Peggy Sue Got Married (musical)

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This article is about the musical. For the film, see Peggy Sue Got Married. For the song, see Peggy Sue Got Married (song).
Peggy Sue Got Married
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Promotional poster
Music Bob Gaudio
Lyrics Jerry Leichtling
Book Arlene Sarner
Jerry Leichtling
Basis Peggy Sue Got Married
Productions 2001 West End

Peggy Sue Got Married is a musical adapted from the Francis Ford Coppola film of the same name. The book was written by Arlene Sarner and Jerry Leichtling, music composed by Bob Gaudio, with lyrics by Jerry Leichtling. The musical opened in the West End in August 2001 starring Ruthie Henshall as Peggy Sue of the title, and earned her an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

Production history[edit]

The musical opened in the West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre on August 20, 2001 but closed on October 31, 2001. It received mostly positive reviews[1] praising Henshall's performance.[2] The early closing was due to the reduced numbers of people visiting London after the events of 9/11, during which many theatrical shows in West End performed poorly.[3]

The cast starred Ruthie Henshall as Peggy Sue, and Andrew Kennedy as Charlie. Other principals included: Terence Hillyer, Tim Howar as Michael, Samuel James, Gavin Lee, Melanie Marcus, Sara Weymouth. Supporting cast included: Gerard Bentall, Dawn Buckland, Shirley Hafey, Dean Maynard, Lucy Moorby, Stuart Nurse, Paul Peacock, Andrew Playfoot, Vicki Simon, Sam Strasfeld, Ian Waller, Neil Reynolds and Donna Steele.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sommer, Elyse (2001), Review by CurtainUp, CurtainUp.com, retrieved 2007-06-16 
  2. ^ Ruthie triumphs over cliches, The Telegraph, 2001-08-22, retrieved 2007-06-16 
  3. ^ Kennedy, Ingrid (2001-10-07), The Interview: Ruthie Henshall, The Independent, retrieved 2007-06-16 

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