Further casting for the upcoming world premiere of new romantic comedy musical It Happened in Key West has been confirmed. 

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Playing at the Charing Cross Theatre for a limited run from the 4th July, it has been announced that joining the previously announced Broadway actor Wade McCollum (The Wizard in Wicked) as Carl will be Alyssa Martyn (The Clockmaker’s Daughter) as the tragic love of Carl’s life, Elena.

The ensemble will include Val Adams, Miguel Angel, Alexander Barria, Mary-Jean Caldwell, Andrea  Golinucci, Siwan Henderson, Sophia Lewis, Guido Garcia Lueches, Hannah McIver, Ross McLaren, Johan Munir and Nuno Queimado.

It Happened in Key West is a brand new musical  by award-winning Broadway composer Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities) novelist Jason Huza and Jeremiah James, a member of international recording group Teatro and is based on true events that took place in Key West in the 1930’s.

After decades of searching for his dream girl, eccentric scientist Carl finally finds Elena, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis. But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. He steals Elena’s body from the graveyard and takes her home, embarking on the most ambitious “fixer upper” project in history as he tries to bring his beloved back to life… 

The musical features  Book, Music and Lyrics By Jill Santoriello, Book and Additional Lyrics by Jason Huza, Book and Original Concept by Jeremiah James. It will be directed and choreographed by Marc Robin.

Other members of the creative team includes: production design by Jamie Roderick, costume design by Lisa Zinni, projection design by  Louise Rhoades-Brown, sound design by Andrew Johnson, musical direction by Andrew Hopkins and orchestrations by Robert Felstein.

It Happened in Key West will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 4th July until the 8th August. To book tickets click here or  visit: Love Theatre.comFrom the Box OfficeTicketmaster.co.uk  and  Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk.