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David Hasselhoff to join the cast of 9 to 5 The Musical

David Hasselhoff

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DOLLY Parton has announced that David Hasselhoff will play Franklin Hart Jnr in 9 to 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre from December 2, 2019 until February 8, 2020.

He will join Caroline Sheen as Violet Newstead, Chelsea Halfpenny as Judy Bernly, Natalie McQueen as Doralee Rhodes and Bonnie Langford as Roz Keith.

Dolly Parton said: “I am so pleased that David is joining our show. He will be a terrific addition to an already amazing cast, the audiences are going to love him just as much as I do! Get ready to be Hassled Hoff!”

David Hasselhoff said: “I went to see the show back in June and I thought it was ‘Hofftastic’. That’s when I knew I wanted to be part of it. Franklin Hart Jnr. is going to be a fun part for me to play and I’m looking forward to being back on stage in the UK.”

David Hasselhoff’s TV credits include playing Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch, Michael Knight in Knight Rider and two series of the International Emmy award-winning Hoff the Record. In 2000, he made his Broadway debut in the musical Jekyll & Hyde. His other theatre credits include Roger De Bris in The Producers in Las Vegas and Billy Flynn in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End. He has also appeared as a judge on both NBC’s America’s Got Talent and ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Hasselhoff’s film credits include Dodgeball and Spongebob Squarepants The Movie, among many others. He is also a chart-topping recording artist with his album Looking for Freedom going triple platinum in Europe. His latest album Open Your Eyes, which was released earlier this year and garnered great reviews, features collaborations with a stellar cast of backup musicians. He has just recently completed a sell-out multi-city concert tour in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

From December 2, 2019, the cast of 9 to 5 The Musical is completed by Victoria Anderson, Alexander Bartles, Simon Campbell, Alexander Day, Rhiane Drummond, Demmileigh Foster, Molly-May Gardiner, Llandyll Gove, Ben Irish, Jenny Legg, Natasha Mould, Sean Needham, Jon Reynolds, James Royden-Lyley, Giles Surridge, Antoine Thomas-Sturge, Sasha Wareham and Emily Woodford.

Written by Patricia Resnick and with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 The Musical tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

Inspired by the cult film, this new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!

9 to 5 The Musical is booking at the Savoy Theatre until April 4, 2020.