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Kelsey Grammer to make Canadian stage debut in 'The Boy Friend': Mirvish

Last Updated Jan 14, 2020 at 1:11 pm EDT

Kelsey Grammer participates in the "Proven Innocent" panel during the Fox Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Actor Kelsey Grammer is set to star in a new production of Sandy Wilson's "The Boy Friend" that will hit Toronto in March. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Willy Sanjuan/Invision

TORONTO — Actor Kelsey Grammer is set to star in a new production of Sandy Wilson’s “The Boy Friend” that will hit Toronto in March.

Mirvish Productions says the musical comedy will play at its Princess of Wales Theatre from March 29 to May 3.

This is the North American premiere of the production, which centres on the pursuit of love in a finishing school for young women in the south of France.

Grammer will play Lord Brockhurst, father to the love interest of main character Polly.

Mirvish says the show will mark Grammer’s Canadian stage debut.

“The Boy Friend” will land in Toronto after a season at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London.

Grammer is acclaimed for his TV career and also has scores of stage credits, including a Tony Award-nominated role in “La Cage aux Folles” on Broadway.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2020.

The Canadian Press