Posts Tagged ‘Michael Blakemore’

Full Casting Announced for UK Premiere of The Life

C3LdvtKWMAEYRL  1024x683 Full Casting Announced for UK Premiere of The LifeDescribed by the New York Times as “Broadway’s best kept secret” The Life features a rarely heard score by celebrated composer Cy Coleman (City of Angels, Sweet Charity). The original production of The Life, directed by Michael Blakemore, opened on April 26, 1997. With dance and cocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and based on an Original idea by Ira Gasman, the show received 12 Tony Nominations of which it won two, and 9 Drama Desk Awards of which it won three, including Best Musical.

20 years later to the day, Michael Blakemore will be directing the musical again for its UK premiere, starring stage legends Sharon D. Clarke and Cornell S. John. Running March 25th through April 29 at the Southwark Playhouse, the cast will also star John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Angrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T’Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). Click HERE for tickets and information.

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London’s Donmar Warehouse to stage City of Angels

maxresdefault 1024x576 Londons Donmar Warehouse to stage City of AngelsReal life couple Hadley Fraser and Rosalie Craig will star in the upcoming London revival of Cy Coleman, David Zippel, and Larry Gelbart‘s hit musical comedy, CITY OF ANGELS this December for Donmar Warehouse. The production will be directed by Josie Rourke and performances are set to begin December 5th. City of Angels opened on Broadway in 1989 and ran through 1992, directed by Michael Blakemore. It took home six Tony Awards in 1990 and the 1994 Olivier Award for Best Musical for it’s West End production in 1993. Set to an original jazz score, the show is a musical homage to the world of film noir and Hollywood in the 1940′s and weaves two plots: one set in the present about a writer trying to turn his crime detective novel into a screenplay, and one within the fictional film.

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