The Boy Friend
Starring Kelsey Grammer as Lord Brockhurst
Sandy Wilson's all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies comes to Toronto direct from a critically acclaimed, sell-out season at the prolific Menier Chocolate Factory in London and prior to a West End transfer. Set in Madame Dubonnet's finishing school in the south of France, perfect young ladies burst into song at the least provocation, and forbidden boy friends are forever popping through the French windows to sing and dance with them. Since its premiere in 1953, this light-hearted soufflé of a show has delighted audiences worldwide and has become one of the most well-loved British musicals of all time.
The Boy Friend will star beloved stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer as Lord Brockhurst, making his Canadian stage debut in this new production. This will be Mr. Grammer’s newest musical theatre production, having previously starred on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles, also a Menier Chocolate Factory production for which he received a Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award nomination; and the Broadway premiere of Finding Neverland.
Don’t miss what the Guardian declares is a “pitch-perfect musical revival” and has London’s Evening Standard cheering “My God, it’s good fun!”
This pitch-perfect revival of Sandy Wilson’s exuberant period pastiche. – The Guardian
As daft and delightful as a pink meringue, Matthew White and choreographer Bill Deamer’s production is scintillating and sublime. The comedy is knowing but never arch. It’s all terrifically silly and frivolous but, my God, it’s good fun. – The Evening Standard