Joining the Tommy Steele on stage at the London Coliseum in The Glenn Miller Story this summer is Marti Webb. The show runs for a limited season from 6 July to 18 August 2018.
Sixty years after making his stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1958 starring in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the celebrated singer and actor Tommy Steele returns to the London stage to celebrate his idol Glenn Miller in a new musical production.
Glenn Miller was the best-selling recording artist in the world from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. In those four years, he scored 23 number one hits – more than Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
The cast will be completed by: Autumn Draper, Charlie Tighe, Devon McKenzie-Smith, Howard Samuels, Holly Rostron, Jessica Ellen, Jordan Oliver, Linal Haft, Myles Brown, Oliver Ramsdale, Siobhan Diffin, Tim Maxwell-Clarke and Tom Sowinski who form the ensemble, performing alongside the 16-piece big band.
The Glenn Miller Story features the journey the legendary big band leader took to find his unique sound, and his subsequent fame and untimely death. With the authentic sounds of ‘In the Mood’, ‘Moonlight Serenade’, ‘Little Brown Jug’, ‘Pennsylvania 6-5000’, ‘Tuxedo Junction’, ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’, and many more era-defining favourites. It is produced by Bill Kenwright with choreography by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer and direction by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright.
Marti Webb’s theatre credits include: La Cage Aux Folles (UK Tour), Stop the World – I Want to Get Off (Queen’s Theatre), Evita (Prince Edward Theatre and UK Tour), Half-a-Sixpence (Cambridge Theatre), Oliver! (UK Tour and Piccadilly Theatre), Godspell (Roundhouse), The Card (Queen’s Theatre), The Good Companions (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Song and Dance (Palace Theatre and UK Tour), Cats (New London Theatre and UK Tour), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre), Tell Me on a Sunday (UK Tour, Royalty Theatre, Gielgud Theatre, Duchess Theatre and St James Theatre), Blood Brothers (UK Tour and Phoenix Theatre), The Seven Deadly Sins (London Coliseum), The Goodbye Girl (UK Tour), Annie (UK Tour), The King and I (UK Tour), Hot Flush (UK Tour), Oklahoma! (UK Tour) and 42nd Street (UK Tour).