Hamilton star Phillipa Soo has been cast in the new musical adaptation of the beloved French film Amelie.
The actress, who was nominated for a Tony Award thanks to her leading role in the hip hop musical, is set to take on the titular part in Amelie when the show opens at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre this December (16).
The run in California will be a Broadway tryout for the production, which is expected to transfer to New York next year (17).
Soo, like her on-stage husband Lin-Manuel Miranda, is expected to take her final bow in Hamilton on 9 July (16).
Amelie, A New Musical had its world premiere at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California last August (15) to positive reviews.
That production starred Les Miserables actress Samantha Barks in the leading role. However, Soo actually originated the Amelie role in the early workshops for the show.
Based on the 2001 romantic comedy starring Audrey Tautou, the musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Pam MACKinnon, with a book by playwright Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by folk-rocker Dan Messe of Hem and Nathan Tysen.
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