German Favourite Over 15 million people have been to see Starlight Express in Bochum, Germany. The production has worn through over 14,000 wheels and 10,000 knee pads. Cast members from the London production (Photo: Nobby Clark/James Bareham) West End's Rolling Stock The original London production was performed 7,406 times before it closed in 2002. Jane Krakowski (C) and Andrea McArdle (R) in a scene from the original 1985 Broadway production (Photo: Martha Swope) Tony Winners Played Dinah! Tony and Olivier winner Jane Krakowski (Nine, Guys and Dolls) played Dinah, the dining car that sings “U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D.,” in the original 1987 Broadway production. Tony winner Frances Ruffelle (Les Miz) originated the role in the West End in 1984.