Keala Settle will make her West End debut in the new cast of & Juliet.
The Broadway actress and star of The Greatest Showman will join the company as Nurse from 29 March.
Keala will takeover the role from Melanie La Barrie who will play her final performance on 26 March.
Also departing the cast on the same date are David Bedella (Lance) and Jordan Luke Gage (Romeo). New cast for these roles are to be announced.
The current cast also features Miriam-Teak Lee in the title role with Cassidy Janson as Anne Hathaway, Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare, Tim Mahendran as Francois and Alex Thomas-Smith in the role of May.
Completing the company are Roshani Abbey, Jocasta Almgill, Josh Baker, Ivan De Freitas, Rhian Duncan, Kieran Lai, Nathan Lorainey-Dineen, Jaye Marshall, Grace Mouat, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Billy Nevers, Kerri Norville, Christopher Parkinson, Kirstie Skivington, Alex Tranter, Sophie Usher and Rhys Wilkinson.
& Juliet is the jukebox musical that retells the classic Shakespeare tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by asking: what if Juliet’s fateful ending was in fact just her beginning?
The show features a collection of iconic songs written by Max Martin including Break Free (Ariana Grande), …Baby One More Time (Britney Spears), Teenage Dream (Katy Perry) Everybody (Backstreet Boys), Can’t Feel My Face (The Weeknd) and It’s My Life (Bon Jovi).
The musical is currently playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre booking to 25 June 2022, having opened in November 2019.
The current company is led by Miriam-Teak Lee in the title role with Cassidy Janson as Anne Hathaway, Oliver Tompsett as William Shakespeare, David Bedella as Lance, Jordan Luke Gage as Romeo, Melanie La Barrie as Nurse, Tim Mahendran as Francois and Alex Thomas-Smith in the role of May.
An original London cast recording was released in 2019, available to buy, download and stream here.