Broadway-Bound ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Actor Tom Francis Signs With Linden Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Francis, the Olivier Award-winning actor who will reprise his West End portrayal of Joe Gillis in Jamie Lloyd’s West End production of Sunset Boulevard when the revival moves to Broadway this fall, has signed with Linden Entertainment.

Francis stars opposite Nicole Scherzinger, who plays Norma Desmond in the revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Don Black-Christopher Hampton musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s 1950 film classic.

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In addition to Scherzinger and Francis, West End cast members making the move to Broadway’s St. James Theatre include Grace Hodgett-Young (playing Betty Schaefer) and David Thaxton (Max Von Mayerling). Previews begin Sept. 28, with an opening night of Oct. 20.

Francis, who won the Best Leading Actor/Musical Olivier for his Sunset performance, can be seen on screen when he returns to Netflix’s You, currently filming its fifth and final season. His prior stage roles include &Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre); What’s New Pussycat (Birmingham Rep); Rent (Hope Mill Theatre); Hair – The Concert (London Palladium).

Linden Entertainment will rep Francis alongside CAA as well as JAG in the UK.

In addition to its management roster, Linden’s production arm, Linden Productions, currently has Stereophonic on BroadwayDavid Adjmi’s acclaimed play which won five 2024 Tony awards. Projects in development include Jen Silverman’s feature film adaptation of Sarah Blakely Cartwright’s novel Alice Sadie Celine; Yes Day 2, the sequel to the Netflix original with Jennifer Garner set to reprise her role; as well as Mrs. Claus with Netflix and Hello Sunshine.

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