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Nikolai Foster will direct the Curve production.

Casting is now complete for the Curve production of An Officer and a Gentleman—based on the 1982 Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger—which will tour the U.K. beginning February 23 at the Birmingham Alexandra.

Nikolai Foster, artistic director of the Curve, will direct the tour, which is scheduled to continue through November 9. Click here for the current itinerary.

The cast will be headed by Luke Baker as Zack Mayo, Georgia Lennon as Paula Pokrifiki, Jamal Crawford as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley, Paul French as Sid Worley, Sinead Long as Lynette Pomeroy, Melanie Masson as Esther Pokrifki, Tim Rogers as Byron Mayo, Olivia Foster-Browne as Casey Seegar, and Lucas Piquero as Eduardo Cortez with Chris Breistein as Finman, Wendi Harriott as Aunt Bunny, James Wilkinson-Jones as Troy, and Danny Whelan as Craig.

The company will be completed by Julia Jones, Etisyai Philip, Mia Harrison, Lukin Simmonds, Will May, and Ellie Grace Cousins.

An Officer and a Gentleman, which has a book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen, follows Zack Mayo, a young officer candidate, and Paula Pokrifki, whose fiery spirit matches his own. The score includes hits by Madonna, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Blondie, and more, including the award-winning "(Love Lift Us) Up Where We Belong."

Director Foster said in an earlier statement, “Filled with love and quiet profundity, An Officer and a Gentleman sensitively charts the lives of working class, military folk in America in the early 1980s. We are proud to be working alongside the film’s creator Douglas Day Stewart, producer Jamie Wilson, Sharleen Cooper Cohen, and an incredible creative team to present this beautiful and inspiring story. We are excited to share some iconic '80s songs and this moving story with audiences across the U.K.”

The upcoming tour will also have choreography by Joanna Goodwin, musical supervision and orchestrations by George Dyer, set and costume design by Michael Taylor, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall, wig, hair and make-up design by Sam Cox, musical direction by Christopher Duffy, and casting by Debbie O’Brien.

The Made at Curve production is produced by Jamie Wilson, Jack Maple, Gavin Kalin, and Jason Haigh-Ellery in association with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros Theatre Ventures.

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