Full casting has been announced for the award-winning new Wild-West End show Bronco Billy – The Musical, which will premiere in the UK in 2024. Bronco Billy – The Musical will play at the Charing Cross Theatre from 23 January until 7 April.
Joining the previously announced Emily Benjamin (Cabaret, West End, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Bridge, Bat out of Hell, Dominion) as ‘Antoinette’ will be Tarinn Callender (The Drifters Girl, Come from Away, Hamilton) as ‘Bronco Billy’, and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (The Odyssey, Hex, National Theatre, Cinderella, Gillian Lynne) as ‘Constance’, Gemma Atkins (Mamma Mia!, Novello, Kinky Boots, Adelphi, Wicked, Apollo Victoria) as ‘Dee Dee’, Jonathan Bourne (Nativity! The Musical, tour, The 39 Steps, Barn Theatre) as ‘Sam’, Josh Butler (recent Mountview graduate) as ‘Lasso Leonard’, Alice Croft (The Commitments, tour, But I’m a Cheerleader, Turbine) as ‘Mitzi’, Chris Jared (Amelie, Watermill and Criterion, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, tour and Gillian Lynne) as ‘Lipton’, Karen Mavundukure (Tarantino Live, Riverside Studios, The Color Purple, Curve and UK tour) as ‘Doc’, Henry Maynard (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Palace) as ‘Lefty’, Alexander McMorran (Heathers, Other Palace, Come from Away, Phoenix) as ‘Sinclair’, Aharon Rayner (Miss Saigon, Sheffield, Great British Bake Off the Musical, Cheltenham Everyman and Noël Coward) as ‘Joe Eagle’, Helen K Wint (Oklahoma, Wyndhams) as ‘Lorraine’ and Silas Wyatt-Barke (Saving Grace, Riverside Studios, The Prince of Egypt, Dominion) as ‘John Arlington’. Swings Kalisha Amaris (Sister Act, Frankfurt, Respect: The Aretha Franklin Songbook, West End) and David Muscat (The Many Deaths of Michael Malloy, Plymouth, The Last Ship, USA tour) complete the company.
Bronco Billy – The Musical is a rollicking new musical comedy based on the original Clint Eastwood motion picture.
It’s 1979 and life is tough for a group of romantic fast-drawing, trick-riding, disco-dancing Wild West roustabouts and their travelling show, but things take an unexpected turn when Bronco Billy (leader of this rag-tag troupe) meets Antoinette Lily, a determined Manhattan heiress on the run for her life. So begins a wild, zany ride in this thrillingly upbeat musical about love, reinvention, family and living your dream.
The new musical features a book by Dennis Hackin, music and lyrics by Chip Rosenbloom and John Torres, with additional lyrics by Michele Brourman. Bronco Billy is based on the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Dennis Hackin, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.
Bronco Billy – The Musical had its world premiere at the Skylight Theatre Company, Los Angeles in on 18 May 2019, opening to great critical acclaim “Spectacular” (Broadway World) and “Fun…brightly enjoyable show” (Los Angeles Times). In 2020, it won the Ovation Awards for Best Book/Original Musical and Best Lyrics and Musical/Original Musical.