Tony-winner to Star in West End Revival

Musical theater fans have a new reason to celebrate: Broadway baby (and Tony-winner) Betty Buckley is reportedly set to star in The Charing Cross Theatre's production of Jerry Herman's Dear World in February 2013, according to The production will be directed and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, who also worked with Buckley on Cats.

Buckley will play the role of Countess Aurelia, the part created on Broadway by Tony-winner Angela Lansbury, who earned a Tony award for her work.

Based on Jean Giraudoux's "The Madwoman of Chaillot," Dear World opened on Broadway in 1969 with Lansbury in the lead role. Although the show played only 132 performances, it went on to become a cult favorite.

Charing Cross Theatre is located on Villiers Street in London. For more information, visit


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