Laura Osnes Joins Frank Wildhorn and Friends In Manchester

Laura Osnes to appear in Frank Wildhorn in Friends at Palace Theatre Manchester

Broadway leading lady Laura Osnes will join Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn will make their UK concert debuts in a one night only evening celebrating Frank’s music entitled An Evening with Frank Wildhorn and Friends on Tuesday 22 November 2016 at The Palace Theatre, Manchester. Tickets are on sale now. Frank Wildhorn has been a composer of musical theatre including Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde, Bonnie & Hyde and The Scarlett Pimpernell, and pop songs including Whitney Houston’s Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Frank’s musical Wonderland, a modern take on Alice In Wonderland, will tour the UK in 2017. Laura Osnes originated the title role in the recent Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and starred in the Broadway production of Frank’s Bonnie and Clyde. Joining Laura and Frank are Jackie Burns who starred as Elphaba in the first ever US tour of Wicked, German musical theatre star Thomas Borchert who … Read more

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