Sixty-five members of the Manchester-based Hallé orchestra will perform for a new production of Bernstein's Wonderful Town, forming what the show's producers are calling one of the biggest orchestras ever used for a musical.

Mark Elder will conduct the orchestra for 16 performances at the Lowry in Salford between 31 March and 14 April. A 17-piece band will then take over and join the production for a UK tour.