Maxwell Caulfield will hit the road with the West End production of Singin’ In The Rain. The production, directed by Jonathan Church and choreographed by Olivier nominee Andrew Wright, will tour the U.K. and Ireland beginning in November 2013.
Caulfield is well known for his vast TV and film credits, including playing Miles Colby in The Colbys and Dynasty, Grease 2, Casualty, Emmerdale, Empire Records, Gettysburg, The Real Blonde and DeVanity. Onstage, he has appeared in the Broadway and West End productions of Chicago, as well as The Rocky Horror Show, Cactus Flower, A Little Night Music, An Inspector Calls, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Bedroom Farce and Salonika.
Caulfield stars as film studio boss R.F. Simpson alongside James Leece (Dirty Dancing) as Don Lockwood, Amy Ellen Richardson (Crazy For You, Spamalot) as Kathy Selden, Stephane Anelli (Saturday Night Fever) as Cosmo Brown and pop star Faye Tozer and Coronation Street alum Vicky Binns who will share the role of silent screen siren Lina Lamont.
Based on the 1952 film of the same name, Singin’ in the Rain is the story of Don Lockwood (Leece), a Hollywood movie star who is making the challenging transition from silent films to talkies. The musical features classic hits including “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “Good Morning,” “Moses Supposes” and of course, “Singin’ in the Rain.”
Singin’ in the Rain begins its U.K. tour at the Manchester Opera House November 9 through 30. The production then plays Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (December 3-January 4), Sunderland Empire (January 14-February 1), Theatre Royal Nottingham (February 4-15), Festival Theatre Edinburgh (February 25-March15), Birmingham Hippodrome (March 18-April 5), Eastbourne Congress (April 8-19), Liverpool Empire (April 22-May 3), Belfast Opera House (May 6-17), Bord Gais Theatre Dublin (May 20-June 8), Theatre Royal Plymouth (June 17-28), Milton Keynes Theatre (July 1-13), Bristol Hippodrome (July 22-August 9), King’s Theatre Glasgow (August 12-24), Bradford Alhambra (September 2-13) and Mayflower Southampton (September 16-October 5).
Singin’ In The Rain features set and costume design by Simon Higlett, lighting design by Tim Mitchell and sound design by Matt McKenzie. The musical adaptation opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in summer 2011 and then transferred to the West End’s Palace Theatre in February 2012, where it picked up four Olivier Award nominations.
Check out Caulfield discussing his career on Broadway.com's Show People with Paul Wontorek.