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The Bodyguard

Source: Joan Marcus / The Hobby Center

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts August 15 to 20. Tickets go on sale March 10 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox stars as Rachel Marron. In the role of bodyguard Frank Farmer is television star Judson Mills.

The role of Rachel Marron will be played by Jasmin Richardson for the Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, and adapted by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, 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 16-month UK and Ireland tour and made its triumphant return to London’s West End at the Dominion Theatre on July 15, 2016.

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

Direction is by Thea Sharrock. Set & costume design is by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Richard Brooker and video design by Duncan McLean. Choreography is by Karen Bruce, orchestrations by Chris Egan, musical supervision by Richard Beadle and production musical supervision by Mike Dixon. Musical director Matthew Smedal conducts the live orchestra. The U.S. National tour of THE BODYGUARD is produced by Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.

Rounding out the principal cast are Alex Corrado(Gotham, Hannibal) as Tony Scibelli, Rachel’s personal security guard, Jarid Faubel (Black & White, X-Men: First Class) as FBI agent Ray Court, Charles Gray (Broadway: The Color Purple, Tour: The Lion King) as manager Bill Devaney, Jonathan Hadley (Broadway: Jersey Boys, A Class Act) as publicist Sy Spector, Jorge Paniagua(Regional: The Full Monty, Oregon Shakespeare Festival) as the Stalker, Jasmin Richardson (Tour: Memphis, Dreamgirls) as Rachel’s sister Nicki Marron, and Douglas Baldeo (Broadway: Kinky Boots, Tour: Motown) and Kevelin B. Jones III (Idlewild Music Festival) alternating in the role of Rachel’s son Fletcher.

The ensemble includes Arielle Campbell, Brendon Chan, Willie Dee, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Alejandra Matos, DeQuina Moore, Bradford Rahmlow, Benjamin Rivera, Sean Rozanski, Matthew Schmidt, Jaquez André Sims, Maria Cristina Slye, Lauren Tanner, and Naomi C. Walley.

THE BODYGUARD will play in Houston at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts August 15-20, 2017. The performance schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 18, 2017 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:00 p.m.* and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.*

*The role of Rachel Marron will be played by Jasmin Richardson for the Saturday matinee and Sunday evening performances.

Tickets for THE BODYGUARD begin at $30 and are available by phone (800) 982-2787; online http://www.BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com or http://www.TheHobbyCenter.org; the Hobby Center Box Office (800 Bagby, Houston, Texas 77002); and all Ticketmaster outlets. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, please call 888-451-5986 or send an e-mail to houston.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit http://www.BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com.

The Bodyguard The Musical To Play At Houston’s Hobby Center  was originally published on theboxhouston.com

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