Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard, based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), directed by Thea Sharrock (Equus) and with choreography by Karen Bruce (Strictly Come Dancing) is set to open. Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox (Jekyll & Hyde) will star as Rachel Marron. In the role of bodyguard Frank Farmer is Judson Mills (Walker, Texas Ranger).
In this video see part of “Run To You” and meet the talented cast.
Performances are set to begin Friday, November 25, 2016, for a limited run through Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ, prior to the official national tour opening at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, on January 10, 2017.
Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), The Bodyguard had its world premiere on December 5, 2012, at London’s Adelphi Theatre. The Bodyguard was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards. The UK production of the musical recently completed a sell-out UK and Ireland tour and made its triumphant return to London’s West End at the Dominion Theatre on July 15, 2016.