The Bodyguard - London

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The Bodyguard Star Ben Richards on Not Singing in a Musical & Why He Likes Being a Replacement

The Bodyguard Star Ben Richards on Not Singing in a Musical & Why He Likes Being a Replacement

Ben Richards is a major TV name in Britain who has distinguished himself across a range of musicals, including Grease and Guys and Dolls to The Full Monty and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. He can currently be seen at the Dominion Theatre opposite star Beverley Knight in a fresh run of The Bodyguard, the stage version of the iconic ...

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Ben Richards to Star Alongside Beverley Knight in West End Return of The Bodyguard

Ben Richards to Star Alongside Beverley Knight in West End Return of The Bodyguard

U.K. stage and screen star Ben Richards will star opposite Beverley Knight in the previously announced West End return of The Bodyguard. He takes on the titular role of Frank Farmer in this hit musical, which will run at the Dominion Theatre from July 15 through January 7, 2017.

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Alexandra Burke on Being the Youngest, ‘Danciest’ & Last Rachel Marron in London's The Bodyguard

After nearly two years in the West End, the musical adaptation of the Whitney Houston film The Bodyguard will play its final performance August 29 at the Adelphi Theatre. Thea Sharrock’s production in recent months has welcomed a new leading lady in British singer-songwriter and X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, who will celebrate her 26th birthday during the show’s last ...

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Say You Wanna Dance! X Factor's Alexandra Burke Will Step into West End's The Bodyguard

The X Factor victor and three-time Brit nominee Alexandra Burke will step into the role of Rachel Marron, the role originated on stage by Heather Headley, in the West End musical The Bodyguard. Burke will begin performances on June 2. Current Rachel Beverley Knight will play her final performance on May 31 and British TV and stage star Tristan Gemmill ...

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The Bodyguard Star Beverley Knight on Stalkers, Replacing Heather Headley and Being a 'Bad Ass'

Is there West End life after Heather Headley? The answer is yes at London’s Adelphi Theatre, where British soul singer Beverley Knight is leading the Olivier-nominated musical The Bodyguard into its second year. Knight has inherited Headley’s original stage role as the American singing sensation Rachel Marron, opposite Tristan Gemmill as the (mostly) non-singing bodyguard of the title. Broadway.com ...

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Tristan Gemmill on the Lure of the Title Role in the London Musical Hit The Bodyguard

As The Bodyguard heads towards its first birthday on the West End in December, the musical is welcoming two new leads: Beverley Knight has replaced Tony winner Heather Headley in the late Whitney Houston’s screen role as singer Rachel Marron, with TV and stage veteran Tristan Gemmill taking over the non-singing title role of Frank Farmer (created on screen by ...

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Check Out Pop Singer Beverley Knight As The Bodyguard’s New Queen of the Night

Recording artist Beverley Knight is taking on the songs of the late, great Whitney Houston beginning September 9. Knight makes her West End debut as the new headliner of the splashy musical The Bodyguard opposite British TV star Tristan Gemmill. Knight replaces Tony winner and Olivier nominee Heather Headley in the role of Rachel Marron, a pop star who hires ...

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Soul Singer Beverley Knight to Replace Tony Winner Heather Headley in London’s The Bodyguard

All hail the new Queen of the Night, Beverley Knight. The award-winning British soul singer will replace Tony winner and Olivier Award nominee Heather Headley this September in the big-budget West End musical The Bodyguard. The show, which has extended its booking through March 8, 2014, will also welcome Tristan Gemmill (BBC’s Casualty) in the title role. Headley is expected ...

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Joshua-James Thomas and Michael Matias are Heather Headley’s New Sons in the West End’s The Bodyguard

The Olivier-nominated West End musical The Bodyguard welcomes 13 year-old Joshua-James Thomas and 12 year-old Michael Matias to the cast as Fletcher, the young son of Tony winner Heather Headley’s character Rachel. The boys alternate the role with current cast members Taylor Lockhart and Malaki Paul at the Adelphi Theatre. Directed by Thea Sharrock and co-starring Lloyd Owen as ...

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West End Star Debbie Kurup on Being a Whitney Girl and Dueting with Heather Headley in The Bodyguard

After starring on the West End in Chicago, West Side Story and Sister Act, Debbie Kurup is all but stealing the London premiere production of The Bodyguard from the formidable Heather Headley. Kurup is cast as Nicki Marron, younger sister to soul diva Rachel (Headley), in the high-profile musical adaptation of the hit 1992 film. After getting her seven-year-old daughter ...

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On the Scene with Heather Headley on Opening Night of The Bodyguard

Broadway.com heads to London’s Adelphi Theatre on December 5, 2012, to capture the excitement on opening night of the stage adaptation of The Bodyguard, starring Tony winner Heather Headley.

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Complete Photo Coverage of The Bodyguard’s Glittering West End Opening Night

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You didn’t think Broadway.com would miss opening night of The Bodyguard, did you? We crossed the pond to bring you first-hand coverage of this exciting West End opening night, with Tony winner Heather Headley starring as Rachel Marron, the role made famous on screen by the late Whitney Houston. On December 5, Headley, Lloyd Owen (as bodyguard Frank Farmer ...

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Watch The Bodyguard Star Heather Headley's Killer Rendition of 'I Will Always Love You'

Tony winner turned recording artist Heather Headley recently returned to the stage in the world premiere production of The Bodyguard, the new West End musical based on the hit 1992 film starring Whitney Houston. On December 3, Headley performed the show's signature tune "I Will Always Love You" live at the 100th Royal Variety Performance. Those eager to hear how ...

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The Bodyguard Star Heather Headley Wows the Crowd at London's Royal Variety Performance

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If you’re wondering what “star quality” looks like, click through these photos of Heather Headley performing at the 2012 Royal Variety Performance in London, which was taped on November 20 and will be broadcast in the UK on December 3. With Queen Elizabeth in attendance, the Tony-winning star of The Bodyguard wowed the crowd with “I Will Always Love You” ...

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Take an Exciting First Look at the New West End Musical The Bodyguard, Starring Heather Headley

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Whitney Houston’s spirit lives on at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre, where a new musical adaptation of her 1992 film The Bodyguard opens on December 5. The romantic thriller tells the story of the romance between a music star and the man sworn to protect her as a mysterious stalker closes in. The musical features some of Houston’s greatest hits ...

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Tony Winner Heather Headley on Honoring Whitney Houston and Eyeing a Broadway Run in London's The Bodyguard

Heather Headley has blazed a theatrical trail for herself on the strength of two Broadway shows (The Lion King and Aida, winning a Tony in 2000 for the latter) and via a Grammy-winning recording career. [Her latest CD, Only One in the World, was released in September.] Now, the 38-year-old Trinidadian-born force of nature is making her West End debut ...

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Tony Winner Heather Headley Gets Fierce in Rehearsal for New London Musical The Bodyguard

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Tony winner Heather Headley is getting set to star as pop diva Rachel Marron in a new musical adaptation of The Bodyguard, which will begin previews at London's Adelphi Theatre on November 6. In these rehearsal photos, Headley shows off her belting skills and recreates the iconic moment when Rachel (played on film by the late Whitney Houston) is carried ...

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Lloyd Owen on Stepping Into Kevin Costner’s Title Role in the West End Musical The Bodyguard

Versatile London stage star Lloyd Owen is about to grab the spotlight as he steps into the role made famous by Kevin Costner in the eagerly awaited musical adaptation of The Bodyguard. Owen will be joined by Tony winner Heather Headley (Aida) as Rachel Marron, the diva role originated in the 1992 film by the late Whitney Houston. As he ...

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Heather Headley Almost Exited The Bodyguard Musical After Whitney Houston’s Death

Although the musical version of The Bodyguard was in the works long before Whitney Houston’s death in February, the singer’s tragic departure was almost enough for the show’s leading lady Heather Headley to drop out of the project, reports The Daily Mail.

Headley had agreed to do the show before Houston died, but following her passing, Headley said, “I asked ...

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Watch Heather Headley Sing 'I Will Always Love You' from The Bodyguard

Despite the many hits on The Bodyguard soundtrack, one song has always stood out from the rest: Whitney Houston's dramatic cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You." This fall, the 1992 romantic film is getting the stage treatment in London’s West End, which means another star will do justice to the powerhouse ballad. Tony Award winner Heather ...

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Debbie Kurup and More Complete Casting for West End’s The Bodyguard, Starring Heather Headley

Full casting has been announced for the forthcoming West End musical adaptation of The Bodyguard, featuring previously announced stars Heather Headley and Lloyd Owen. The musical features a book by Alex Dinelaris and songs from the popular film, as well as other hits from the career of Whitney Houston, the late star of the movie. Directed by Thea Sharrack, the ...

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Watch Tony Winner Heather Headley Belt Whitney Houston Hit ‘I Have Nothing’ from The Bodyguard

Fans on both sides of the Atlantic eagerly await the world premiere stage adaptation of the 1992 movie The Bodyguard, starring Aida Tony winner Heather Headley as Rachel Marron, the role made famous on film by Whitney Houston. Though the musical about a famous singer and her bodyguard does not begin previews at London’s Aldephi Theatre until November 6, there ...

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The Bodyguard Musical Sets West End Dates; Lloyd Owen Joins Cast

The musical adaptation of The Bodyguard will begin its West End run November 6 at the Adelphi Theatre. Directed by Thea Sharrack, the production is set to open December 5. Lloyd Owen will play Frank Farmer alongside previously announced star Heather Headley as Rachel Marron. The musical features a book by Alex Dinelaris, as well as songs from the popular ...

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Song List of Whitney Houston Hits for The Bodyguard Musical, Starring Heather Headley, Revealed

Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley (Aida) recently starred in a showcase version of the forthcoming musical adaptation of the 1992 film The Bodyguard, according to the UK’s Daily Mail. The new musical will include the movie’s signature song “I Will Always Love You,” plus selection of hits from both the film and Whitney Houston’s catalogue. The new musical ...

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Tony Winner Heather Headley Confirms Plans to Star in Stage Adaptation of The Bodyguard

Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley has confirmed, via Facebook, previous reports that she will star in a forthcoming stage adaptation of the 1992 romantic thriller The Bodyguard, tackling the role made famous by Whitney Houston. The show, directed by Thea Sharrock (Equus), is expected to debut in London in fall 2012.

“So, let’s talk about London....” Headley posted ...

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