Lucie Jones, Clive Rowe Will Lead Cast of The Baker's Wife Revival at Menier Chocolate Factory | Playbill

London News Lucie Jones, Clive Rowe Will Lead Cast of The Baker's Wife Revival at Menier Chocolate Factory

Gordon Greenberg will direct the London production of the Stephen Schwartz-Joseph Stein musical with choreography by Matt Cole.

Lucie Jones and Clive Rowe

London's Menier Chocolate Factory will present a revival of The Baker's Wifethe Stephen Schwartz and Joseph Stein musical that famously closed before opening on Broadway and spawned the musical theatre classic "Meadowlark"—this summer.

As previously reported, Gordon Greenberg, currently represented on Broadway with The Heart of Rock and Roll, will direct the production, which will begin previews July 6 prior to an official opening July 17 for a limited engagement through September 14.

The cast will be led by Lucie Jones (Wicked) as Genevieve, Olivier nominee Clive Rowe (Sister Act) as the Baker, Bobbie Chambers as Niece, Mark Extance as The Teacher, Josefina Gabrielle as Denise, Jack Gardner as Philippe, Hana Ichijo as Niece, Michael Matus as the Marquis, Robyn Rose as Niece, David Seadon-Young as Antoine, Matthew Seadon-Young as Priest, and Joaquin Pedro Valdes as Dominique. Additional casting will be announced.

Based on the film La Femme du Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, The Baker’s Wife features music and lyrics by Schwartz and a book by Stein. The arrival of a new Baker and his younger wife turn a provincial French village upside down in the musical, which has attained cult status thanks to a cast recording that features Patti LuPone and Paul Sorvino. The score also includes "Gifts of Love," "Chanson," and "Proud Lady."

The upcoming production will also have designs by Paul Farnsworth, lighting design by Paul Anderson, choreography by Matt Cole, musical supervision and orchestrations by Stuart Morley, and musical direction by Dustin Conrad.


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