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Broadway beckons for New Vic Theatre (Staffordshire) as hit production heads to New York



The New Vic Theatre is set to light up New York’s theatre district this summer as their hugely successful production of Around The World In 80 Days heads to Broadway for the theatre’s first ever international tour.

Heading to New York’s New Victory Theatre on 42nd Street, the theatre will revive the much-loved production for a special 10 performance run alongside partners Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend, before heading down the coast to Florida.

New Vic Artistic Director Theresa Heskins has reassembled the cast of the theatre’s most recent version of Jules Verne’s epic, action-packed caper to delight New York audiences.

Reprising their roles on stage are Pushpinder Chani as Mr Naidu; Kirsten Foster as Mrs Aouda; Matthew Ganley as Colonel Proctor; Dennis Herdman as Inspector Fix; Michael Hugo as Passepartout; Nyron Levy as Captain Speedy; Joey Parsad as Miss Singh; Andrew Pollard as Phileas Fogg and Stefan Ruiz in Ensemble roles.

Director Theresa Heskins said: Nothing makes me happier than knowing that the New Vic is creating world class theatre for local audiences. And now we’ve got the chance to go and tell the rest of the world about the special place we call home.”

Prior to their international tour dates, Around The World In 80 Days will have a limited UK tour in April, stopping off at Liverpool Playhouse and Salisbury Playhouse, before opening in New York on Friday 10 May.

Around The World In 80 Days was first staged by the New Vic in 2013, the production was revived in 2014 when it then toured to much acclaim to Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Theatre. The production was again revived due to popular demand in 2017, when, following sell-out performances at the New Vic it embarked on a major six-month national tour with producers Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend.

Tour listings

17 to 20 April             Liverpool Playhouse

23 to 27 April             Salisbury Playhouse

10 to 19 May              New York New Victory Theatre

6 to 23 June               Florida Asolo Repertory Theatre