Casting has been revealed for new musical Glory Ride, which is set to premiere at Charing Cross Theatre in London from 22 April to 29 July 2023.
The production is based on the true story of Gino Bartali, a Tour de France winner who secretly saved hundreds of people from fascism during World War II. The book, music and lyrics for Glory Ride are by Victoria Buchholz and Todd Buchholz, respectively, with Kelly Devine directing.
Josh St Clair takes on the role of Bartali, with previous credits including Frozen and Wicked. Amy Di Bartolomeo, known for her performance as Catherine of Aragon in Six, plays Adriana Bani, while Fed Zanni, who hails from Italy, portrays Major Mario Carita. Daniel Robinson, Ruairidh McDonald, Ryan Bennett, Peter Watts, James Coyne, Loris Scarpa, Susianna Paisio, and Steve Watts round out the cast.
Creative team includes:
Director Kelly Devine
Associate Director Ricky J. Hinds
Musical Director Dave Rose
Set, Costume & Video Designer PJ McEvoy
Lighting Designer Rob Halliday
Orchestrations Jen Green
Casting Director Harry Blumenau
General Management Smart Entertainment
Italian cultural adviser Federico Bellone