Darlene Love will join the cast of Trip Of Love

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

After the addition of "Dance Moms" star Nia Sioux to the cast of the 1960s-themed Dance Musical Trip Of Love, it has now been confirmed that Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love will also join the cast and play a limited nine-week engagement beginning on 28 July 2016.

Ms Love released the following statement:

"What a fun show! When I saw the show, the audience was waving their arms and singing along. They had a grand time. I remember all those classic songs. The lyrics are meaningful and help tell the story. I did sing on a number of them. They are not from records that I made, but I am really looking forward to putting my own signature on 'Moon River,' 'Both Sides Now' and so many others."
Darlene Love has appeared on the Great White Way in 'Hairspray,' 'Grease,' 'Carrie,' and 'Leader of the Pack.' She is also known for the "20 Feet from Stardom" Oscar-winning documentary and for appearing in the "Lethal Weapon" movie franchise.

The principal cast of Trip Of Love currently includes (in alphabetical order) Joey Calveri, David Elder, Kelly Felthous, Bahiyah Hibah, Austin Miller, Tara Palsha Moats and Nia Sioux.

Trip Of Love is created, directed and choreographed by James Walski and features 25 of the biggest hits of the 1960s.

The off-Broadway premiere began previews at Stage 42 (formerly the Little Shubert Theatre) on 26 September 2015, before an official opening on 18 October. The show is currently booking through to 4 September 2016.

Synopsis: "American pop culture is still pulsing with the psychedelic energy of the Sixties, an era of expression and revolution around the world. Trip Of Love brings the decade to life with over 25 of the biggest hits of the '60s, including 'Blowin' In The Wind,' 'Born To Be Wild,' 'California Dreamin',' 'I Saw Her Standing There,' 'These Boots Are Made For Walkin',' 'White Rabbit,' 'You Don't Own Me' and many more."

Trip Of Love also features scenic design consultation by Robin Wagner and costume design by Gregg Barnes.

The show originally premiered at the Theatre Brava! in Osaka, Japan.

- by Tom Millward

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