The Bodyguard starring Deborah Cox U.S. premiere 2016-17 Season by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
The Bodyguard will make its long-awaited U.S. premiere as part of Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2016-17 season starring Grammy Award nominee Deborah Cox.
Deborah Cox, Broadway, New York, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
The Bodyguard the Musical is based on Lawrence Kasdan’s Oscar-nominated 1992 film, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard had its world premiere in London’s West End in 2012 where it was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including best new musical and won best new musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards. The production features a book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman) and a score of classic songs including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” and “I Will Always Love You.” Thea Sharrock directs, with choreography by Karen Bruce. Performances will run from November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017.
Deborah Cox’s Opening Night, November 25, 2016, will coincide with the November 25, 1992 release date of the film starring Whitney Houston.
In 2013, Deborah Cox starred on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde with co-star Constantine Maroulis at the Marquis Theatre, New York. Her Broadway debut was On February 17, 2004, in the Elton John and Tim Rice musical AIDA.
UPDATE October 14, 2016 — The Complete Cast Has Been Announced:
Deborah Cox will be joined by Judson Mills in the role of bodyguard Frank Farmer. The principal cast will also include Alex Corrado (Gotham) as Tony Scibelli, Charles Gray (The Color Purple), Jonathan Hadley (Jersey Boys), Jorge Paniagua as the Stalker, Jasmin Richardson as Nicki Marron, and Douglas Baldeo (Kinky Boots) and Kevelin B. Jones III alternating in the role of Rachel’s son Fletcher. The ensemble will include Arielle Campbell, Brendon Chan, Willie Dee, Jarid Faubel, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Emily Jenda, Alejandra Matos, Bradford Rahmlow, Benjamin Rivera, Sean Rozanski, Matthew Schmidt, Jaquez André Sims, Lauren Tanner, and Naomi C. Walley.
Photography by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY. All Rights Reserved.
Deborah Cox, Broadway’s Eclipsed, New York, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Deborah Cox, Broadway’s Eclipsed starring Lupita Nyong’o, New York, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Deborah Cox, Broadway’s Eclipsed with star Akosua Busia, New York, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Deborah Cox, Sardi’s, New York, 2016. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Vanessa Williams and Deborah Cox, New York, 2014. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Deborah Cox and André De Shields, New York, 2013. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Deborah Cox and Wayne Brady, Apollo, New York, 2013. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
S. Epatha Merkerson, Leon Robinson, and Deborah Cox, Apollo, New York, 2013. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox, Broadway’s Jekyll and Hyde opening night, New York, 2013. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Deborah Cox, Broadway’s Jekyll and Hyde opening night, New York, 2013. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Deborah Cox and Alexandra Burke, Apollo after party, New York, 2013. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
Deborah Cox, Cher, and Whoopi Goldberg, Gay Pride, New York, 2013. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.
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