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03-24-2012, 09:39 PM #1
Manasi Parekh to perform in a Shakespeare-inspired musical at London
Wining Zee TV celebrity singing talent show Star Ya Rockstar has made a big impact on the career of Manasi Parekh. This highly talented actress who first came into limelight with India Calling on Star One and later Star Plus’ Gulaal is now all set to play an important role in an upcoming musical based on William Shakespeare’s renowned play, All’s Well That Ends Well directed by Sunil Shanbaugh and produced by Aparna Theater. “The prestigious Globe Theater London has invited 37 plays from all over world to present Shakespeare’s works in a different light to mark 500th anniversary of the poet and playwright. And we were the lucky ones to be chosen.”
Besides Manasi, who plays the character similar to Helena in the original work, the other cast includes veteran theater artists like Utkarsh Mujumdar, Meenal Patel, Chirag Vohra and many more. Talking about the schedule Manasi says, “We will first open in Mumbai on 29 April 2012 and will later perform at least two shows at the Globe Theater London in May this year. After that, we plan to have more shows back home as well.”
So how did this big break come about? This professionally trained singer reveals, “I always wanted to push the envelope, hence after acting I accepted the above Zee TV offer. My performance there was noticed by the producers and they offered me this role. Since then, I have fully immersed myself in rehearsals and riyaaz...being a human...