Broadway star Felicia Boswell is currently making her West End debut as Faye Treadwell in The Drifters Girl.
The musical tells the story of The Drifters and the truth about the woman who made them, Faye Treadwell. As their manager, Faye fought for three decades alongside her husband to turn the vocal group into a global phenomenon.
Felicia joined the production in July, taking over the role from Beverley Knight. The Drifters Girl completes its run in London later this week, ahead of a UK tour which is set to launch next year.
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Felicia made her Broadway debut as Felicia Farrell in Memphis The Musical, and went on to play the role in the musical’s US tour to huge acclaim. Her Broadway credits also include playing Diana Ross in Motown The Musical and Josephine Baker in Shuffle Along.
Some of Felicia’s other credits include Dreamgirls (US tour) and Emojiland (off-Broadway). Just a few of her US regional credits include playing Celie in The Color Purple, the title role in Medea, Mimi in Rent, The Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods, Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar and the title role in Aida.
Felicia has worked on screen and appeared in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE. She’s an Emmy winner for Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE, a two time Helen Hayes winner for Memphis & Jelly’s Last Jam and a Broadway World winner for Memphis.
As she prepares to say goodbye to The Drifters Girl and London (for now..!), in this episode Felicia discusses how it felt to make her West End debut, her path to Broadway, why what is meant for you won’t pass you by and so much more.
The Drifters Girl runs at the Garrick Theatre until 15th October. Visit www.thedriftersgirl.com for info and tickets.
Visit Felicia’s website www.feliciaboswell.com and follow her on Instagram: @feliciaboswell
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