Following her success in The Bodyguard, Beverley Knight has joined the cast of Tony Award-winning Memphis, as the Broadway musical comes to the West End.
The 41-year-old soul singer will play Felicia Farrell, a club singer who is ready for her big break. West End star Killian Donnelly also stars, as radio DJ Huey Calhoun, a young man who wants to change the world, and who falls in love with Felicia.
Memphis, which won four Tony Awards in 2010 including Best Musical, will be performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre, with previews opening in October 2014. Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan created the Grammy Award-winning score, along with Joe DiPietro.