Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, single and music video released from upcoming original cast album

Tina Turner

The first single from the upcoming TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL cast album is released today, to download and stream, by the Producers of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical and Ghostlight Records (5 February 2019). featuring Adrienne Warren performing the iconic song River Deep – Mountain High.  Warren, who has played the role in the hit West End production since its world premiere, is featured on an accompanying music video of the single also released today.  Click here to download and stream the single.

Tina Turner famously recorded River Deep – Mountain High in 1966, produced by Phil Spector as his ground-breaking masterpiece using his trademark Wall of Sound music technique.  Turner would later recall, “I must have sung that 500,000 times. I was drenched with sweat. I had to take my shirt off and stand there in my bra to sing”.  George Harrison, who worked with Spector when he later produced Let It Be for the Beatles, would later call it ‘a perfect record from start to finish’.

River Deep – Mountain High was recorded in January 2019 at Angel Studios and produced by TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL’s Musical Supervisor, Nicholas Skilbeck.

Tina Turner said: “At that very difficult time in my life, recording this song opened my eyes to possibilities. I felt liberated, excited, ready to challenge myself vocally. River Deep – Mountain High introduced me to the way I wanted to sing. I am thrilled that Adrienne has picked up the mantle and not only risen to the challenge but made this moment one of my very favourites in the musical. It is so right that this is the first single to be released from our cast album. She makes me very proud”.

Tali Pelman, Producer, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical said: ”River Deep – Mountain High is a pivotal moment in the musical where Tina finds her voice as a solo artist. It was a turning point for Tina personally and is an epic moment in our show. It demands not only an extraordinary vocal talent but immense passion and fearlessness. To hear and watch Adrienne perform this song night after night is electrifying, and I am thrilled to have it captured here.”

 Kurt Deutsch, Founder of Ghostlight Records said: “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical has taken London by storm and, starting with this single, the world will get to hear what everyone has been talking about. Tina Turner is a music icon and Ghostlight Records is proud to create a cast album of this triumphant musical, its magnificent songs, and of course the star-making performance of leading lady Adrienne Warren.”

Last month over 200,000 new tickets were released for sale for TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, the show based on the life of legendary artistTina Turner, with bookings now being taken at the Aldwych Theatre to Saturday 21 December 2019.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees PrinsTINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is choreographed by Anthony van Laast, with set and costume designs by Mark Thompson, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Jeff Sugg and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.

From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical, presented in association with Tina Turner herself, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race. 

The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in April 2018 in London and subsequently has broken all Box Office records at the Aldwych Theatre.  Next month, the German premiere of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL begins performances at the Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg and the musical will have its Broadway premiere in Autumn 2019.

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is produced by Stage EntertainmentJoop van den Ende and Tali Pelman, in association with Tina Turner. Adrienne Warren is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 200 records over the past 19 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Book of MormonIn the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.  Recent notable cast recordings include the 2018 Tony winner for Best Musical, The Band’s Visit, and the blockbuster viral sensation Be More Chill. Ghostlight has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers and has developed extensive relationships with Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and David Yazbek, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul, Tom Kitt, Joe Iconis, and Shaina Taub. Ghostlight Records is part of the Arts Music division at Warner Music Group.

www.GhostlightRecords.com

New musical The View Upstairs to play a limited season at  Soho Theatre

The View Upstairs
The View Upstairs

The View Upstairs

Jack Maple & Brian Zeilinger for Take Two Theatricals, and Ken Fakler present the European premiere of new LGBTQ+ musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS from 18 July to 31 August at Soho Theatre, following a triumphant run Off-Broadway, multiple regional US productions and a recent Australian premiere, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS is written by young up-and-coming artist Max Vernon and will be directed in London by Jonathan O’Boyle (Aspects of Love, Pippin, Hair), with choreography by Fabian Aloise (The Rink, Madagascar The Musical, Our House, Working). There will be a national press night on Tuesday 23 July. Casting is to be announced.

Max Vernon is a three-time Drama Desk nominee, Out100 Honoree and recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Richard Rodgers Award, Jonathan Larson Grant, New York Stage and Film’s Founders Award, New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship and the JFund Award from the Jerome Foundation. He has been a Dramatist Guild Theatre Fellow, MacDowell Fellow, and an artist in residence at Berkeley Rep, Ars Nova, Kimmel Center (via The Public Theater), Disney Creative Entertainment and Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, among others. His musical KPOP had a sell-out run at Ars Nova in October 2018 and was the most nominated Off-Broadway show of the 2017/18 season. Max’s notable concert performances include the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Max said of the London production, “As a devotee and lover of British theatre, art, music and culture (from Caryl Churchill and Joe Orton to Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, Roxy Music, T. Rex and Siouxsie and The Banshees), it has been a lifelong dream of mine to bring an original musical to London. For that show to be The View UpStairs – which is high fashion, rock and roll, queer, subversive, and speaks to an important forgotten history in the LGBTQ+ community – that is an enormous opportunity. I’m obsessed with the director & producing team’s vision for how to mount this work. We are ready to turn it the f*q out and create something iconic & unheard of at the Soho Theatre.”

The musical opens in present day when Wes, a young fashion designer buys an abandoned space, not realising this had been the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ’70s gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, which, in 1973, was burned down in an arson attack, killing 32 people, making it the worst attack on the LGBTQ+ community until the 2016 shooting at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando. THE VIEW UPSTAIRS brings to life this forgotten community and takes the audience on an exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration, celebrating the lives of those forgotten, while featuring a soulful, rock and jazz score.

Jonathan O’Boyle said, “I’m thrilled to be working with Max Vernon on his brilliant new musical The View Upstairs for its European premiere at Soho Theatre this summer. The View Upstairs is a beautiful, uplifting musical that celebrates the lives of these forgotten people. Max is a brilliant new voice in modern musical theatre, and this show, inspired by true events, takes us on a radical, rollercoaster ride through the extraordinary lives of these special human beings.”

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS opened to rave reviews Off-Broadway in 2017, where Entertainment Weekly described it as “a moving homage to LGBT culture, past and present”, and the musical gained support from some of the LGBTQ+ community’s biggest advocates, including RuPaul. The London production of the musical is one of ten that have been and are being mounted around the world between 2017 and 2019, and there is an original cast recording available on Broadway Records.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

18 July – 31 August

21 Dean St,
Soho,
London W1D 3NE

Performance Times:
Monday – Saturday at 7.15pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm

Tickets: from £10 (standing) and £19.50 (£18.50 concessions) seated. Please note, £1 restoration levy on all tickets.

Box Office:  020 7478 0100

Tickets:  www.sohotheatre.com
Website: www.theviewupstairs.co.uk
Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @theviewupstairs

Tom Burke and Hayley Atwell to appear in Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre

  • Ian Rickson will direct a new production of Ibsen’s classic study of A Country In Political Flux in a new adaptation by Duncan Macmillan
  • Tom Burke will star as John Rosmer and Hayley Atwell will star as Rebecca West, with further casting to be announced soon
  • The production will preview from April 24th at The Duke Of York’S Theatre, with an opening night on may 2nd
  • Tickets go on sale on Friday 1st February at 1Pm With 20% Of All Tickets On Sale At £25 Or Under

Henrik Ibsen’s classic examination of a country in state of political flux has been adapted by Duncan Macmillan (People, Places and Things1984, Every Brilliant Thing). The sharply prescient play will be directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Birthday PartyTranslations), with set and costumes by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Gregory Clarke and casting by Amy Ball CDG.

‘‘Now I see that love is selfish. It makes you a country of two. At war with the rest of the world.”

An election looming. A country on the brink. A rabid press baying for blood.  At the centre of the storm is Rosmersholm, the grand house of an influential dynasty. This is where the future will be decided by John Rosmer – a man torn between the idealised hope of the future and the ghosts of his past.  

The role of John Rosmer will be played by Tom Burke who was recently seen on the London stage in The Deep Blue Sea at the National Theatre and Reasons to Be Happy at Hampstead Theatre. He is best known for playing the lead role in Strike, the BBC television adaptation of the Cormoran Strike novels by JK Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Other notable television roles include Athos in the BBC series The Musketeers and Dolokhov in the BBC literary-adaptation miniseries War and Peace. His latest film, The Souvenir, premiered at this year’s Sundance Festival.

Hayley Atwell will play the role of Rebecca West. A prolific actress across stage, TV and film, her most recent theatre work includes Measure for Measure at the Donmar, Dry Powder at Hampstead Theatre and The Pride at Trafalgar Studios.  She won great acclaim for her performances in the BBC adaptations of Howards End and The Long Song last year. Widely known as Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and subsequent TV series Agent Carter, she also starred in The Duchess, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderellaand most recently Christopher Robin. Her latest film Blinded by the Light, directed by Gurinder Chadha and based on the book by Sarfraz Manzoor premiered at Sundance 2019.

Further casting will be announced soon.

Rosmersholm is the tenth collaboration between Sonia Friedman Productions and director Ian Rickson following celebrated West End productions of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Old Times and Betrayal, and Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem (West End and Broadway), The River (Broadway) and Mojo (West End). He also worked with SFP on productions of The Children’s Hour (West End), Electra at the Old Vic and The Seagull on Broadway. Rickson was artistic director of the Royal Court from 1998 to 2006.  His recent stage productions include Translations, Evening at the Talk House and The Red Lion (National Theatre), The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (West End), Against (Almeida Theatre) and The Nest (Lyric Belfast/Young Vic).

Duncan Macmillan is an award-winning writer and director who previously collaborated with Sonia Friedman Productions on the West End and Broadway run of 1984, which he co-adapted/co-directed with Robert Icke. His other plays include People Places and Things which enjoyed huge success in London and New York, LungsEvery Brilliant Thing, 2071 (co-written with Chris Rapley), The Forbidden Zone and most recently City of Glass adapted from Paul Auster’s novel.

Rosmersholm will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from April 24th, with an opening night of May 2nd. The run will end on July 20th. Tickets are on sale from Friday 1st February at 1pm with 20% of all tickets available at £25 or less.

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First look: Production images for Sabrina Mahfouz’s new adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses

Erin Doherty and Sophie Melville cast in Theatre503’s Wolfie, by Ross Willis

Theatre503 has announced ERIN DOHERTY and SOPHIE MELVILLE as the cast for 503Five playwright Ross Willis’ debut play Wolfie. Erin was recently featured by the Evening Standard as a ‘rising star’ and plays Princess Anne in the forthcoming series of Netflix hit The Crown. Sophie’s credits include Iphigenia in Splott, for which she received The Stage Award for Acting Excellence and Wales Theatre Award for Best Female Performance, and nominations for Evening Standard Award for Best Actress and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.

 A spiralling odyssey of dizzying theatricality, Wolfie is a bold, fantastical fairytale following two twins separated at birth and asks who is truly responsible for society’s most vulnerable children.

Ross Willis is one of the 503Five resident playwrights. He was recently announced as one of three writers to receive the new Kudos and Royal Court Theatre Fellowship (a £10,000 bursary which support three writers already establishing a career in order to focus purely on their writing for six months).

Ross Willis, playwright, Wolfie: “Wolfie started out as a tiny idea. Which became a howl. Which became a roar. It is inspired by the way I was raised and the way I live now because of it. I’m from a background where I felt like I had never been listened to and if I rarely was the words never came out clearly enough – but in writing they did. I am so excited for Theatre503 to stage it. Lisa Spirling is a fearless director and I can’t wait to see how she is going to realise its rage, its magic and some insane stage directions! I’m thrilled to be working with Sophie and Erin who I consider to be the greatest actresses of their generation.”

Lisa Spirling, director, Wolfie: “Wolfie is a play like no other. Ross’ writing breaks your heart with wit and wonder and then makes it sparkle. It is a play that Theatre503 is thrilled to have developed over the last two years – from initial idea, a seed commission, early drafts, and now through to full production. We are immensely proud to have been a part of that journey and to introduce the game-changing ideas and writing of Ross Willis to our audiences.”

Playwright Dennis Kelly on Wolfie: “Wolfie is the best new play I’ve read in years. Ross Willis tears this play out of his soul for us and in doing so offers us a glimpse of something both agonising and beautiful.

Directed by Theatre503’s Artistic Director Lisa Spirling, the creative team includes designer Basia Binkowska, lighting by Rajiv Pattani, sound by Richard Hammarton and movement by Belinda Chapman.

503Five is Theatre503’s flagship writers’ residency, supported by The Carne Trust and The Orseis Trust. Since the scheme was launched in 2011, it has supported the development of twenty writers and their plays. 503Five is a proven launchpad for playwrights, with many going on to receive awards and high profile commissions including: Jon Brittain (Rotterdam, 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre); Charlene James (Evening Standard’s Charles Wintour Award  Alfred Fagon Award and George Devine Award); Vinay Patel (BAFTA winning Murdered By My FatherDoctor Who); Beth Steel (Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award);Chris Urch (Bruntwood Prize, Manchester Theatre Award, Off West End Award Best New Play); and Brad Birch (Harold Pinter Commisison, Royal Court). Applications for the 2019/20 503Five open on 1 March 2019.

Wise Children announce Emma Rice to step into role of Nora Chance during final weeks of UK tour

Emma Rice

Wise Children today announced that Artistic Director, Emma Rice will be stepping into the role of Nora Chance in the critically acclaimed production of Wise Children. Rice will be taking over the role from Etta Murfitt, between 26 March – 6 April, covering performances at Richmond Theatre and Belgrade Theatre.

Let’s have all the skeletons out of the closet, today, of all days!’ It’s 23 April, Shakespeare’s birthday.’

In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father and greatest actor of his generation Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all…

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies by the thousand. Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, launching her new theatre company of the same name.

Emma Rice said today, “We’ve been on such a glorious adventure with our company Wise Children, and I can’t think of a better way to finish our debut tour than stepping into the limelight alongside our wonderful cast to perform in Richmond and Coventry. It’s an honour to share the stage with them and I’m very much looking forward to it!”

Emma Rice is the proud and excited Artistic Director of her new company, Wise Children. As Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe (2016/18), she directed Romantics AnonymousTwelfth NightA Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales). For the previous 20 years, she worked for Kneehigh as an actor, director and Artistic Director. Her productions for Kneehigh include: The Flying Lovers of VitebskTristan & Yseult946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus TipsThe Wild BrideThe Red ShoesThe Wooden FrockThe BacchaeCymbeline (in association with RSC), A Matter of Life and Death (in association with National Theatre), Rapunzel (in association with Battersea Arts Centre); Brief Encounter (in association with David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers Productions); Don John (in association with the RSC and Bristol Old Vic); Wah! Wah! Girls (in association with Sadler’s Wells and Theatre Royal Stratford East for World Stages); and Steptoe and Son. Other work includes: the West End production of The Umbrellas of CherbourgOedipussy (Spymonkey); The Empress (RSC); and An Audience with Meow Meow (Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Brief Encounterwas revived this year at the Empire Cinema Haymarket.

 

Tour Dates

Bristol Old Vic

Until Saturday 9 February

www.bristololdvic.org.uk

Box Office: 0117 987 7877

HOME Manchester

Tuesday 26 February – Saturday 2 March

www.homemcr.org

0161 200 1500

York Theatre Royal

Tuesday 5 March – Saturday 16 March

www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Box Office: 01904 623568

Storyhouse Chester

Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 March

www.storyhouse.com/

Box Office: 01244 409 113

Richmond Theatre

Tuesday 26 March – Saturday 30 March

www.atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre/

Box Office: 0844 871 7651

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 April

www.belgrade.co.uk

Box Office: 024 7655 3055

Broadcaster Paddy O’Connell hosts Company post-show Q & A with Patti LuPone, Rosalie Craig & Marianne Elliott

Paddy O'Connell
Paddy O'Connell

Paddy O’Connell

To celebrate last week’s successful release of the cast recording as well as two prestigious Critics’ Circle Awards for Marianne Elliott’s critically acclaimed production of Company, broadcaster Paddy O’Connell will be hosting a post-show Q and A at the Gielgud Theatre, with two of the show’s stars – Rosalie Craig, who plays the central role of Bobbie and Patti LuPone, who plays Joanne.  They will be joined by the Olivier and Tony award-winning director,Marianne Elliott who conceived and directed this extraordinary production, which has also received two Evening Standard Theatre Awards.  Company runs in the West End until 30 March 2019. 

Paddy O’Connell, who presents BBC Radio 4’s Sunday morning programme, Broadcasting House said:   ‘I’m so excited to have the opportunity to speak to these three glorious women, all at the top of their game.  This amazing and unique production of Company has been one of the theatre highlights of my year, and I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to ask  them questions about the show, their careers and throwing the floor open to the audience.’

 The Q & A is free to anyone who attends Company at the Gielgud Theatre on 11 February 2019.

The full cast of Company is: Rosalie Craig as Bobbie, Patti LuPone as Joanne, Mel Giedroyc as Sarah, Jonathan Bailey as Jamie, George Blagden as PJ, Ashley Campbell as Peter, Richard Fleeshman as Andy, Alex Gaumond as Paul, Richard Henders as David, Ben Lewis as Larry, Daisy Maywoodas Susan, Jennifer Saayeng as Jenny, Matthew Seadon-Young as Theo and Gavin Spokes as Harry.  Joining them are:  Michael Colbourne, Francesca Ellis, Ewan Gillies, Grant Neal and Jaimie Pruden.

 At Bobbie’s 35th birthday party all her friends are wondering why she isn’t married; why she can’t find the right man and why she hasn’t settled down to have a family. The multi-award winning musical comedy about life, love and marriage includes Stephen Sondheim’s iconic songs include The Ladies who Lunch, Being Alive, Side by Side and You Could Drive a Person Crazy.

Rosalie Craig won the Evening Standard Theatre award for Best Musical Performance for her role as Bobbie in Company.  Her theatre credits include:  Jez Butterworth’s award-winning play, The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre Marianne Elliott’s production of The Light Princess, for which she won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress in a Musical and was nominated for an Olivier Award, Rosalind in As You Like It, The Threepenny Opera and London Road– all for the National Theatre.  Other theatre includes: City of Angels for the Donmar, Lady Macduff in Macbeth for Manchester International Festival, directed by Kenneth Branagh, Sylvia in the musical Finding Neverland and the title role in Miss Julie at Chichester Festival Theatre.  Her film and TV credits include: London Road, Spooks, and Casanova.

Patti LuPone, who performed Don’t Cry for me Argentina at the Grammy’s last year returned to London to make her first appearance in a West End musical for over 25 years with this production of Company.  Her previous London theatre credits include originating the role of Fantine in Les Misérables, an Olivier-award winning role in The Cradle will Rock and creating the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.  Her numerous Broadway credits  include: originating the role of Eva Peron in Evita, Gypsy, Sweeney ToddAnything Goes, and Master Class.  Her many films include: HeistDriving Miss Daisy and Witness.  TV includes: American Horror Story, GleeUgly BettyWill & Grace (as herself), Frasier (1998 Emmy nomination) and Law & Order.  LuPone, who is a graduate of the first class of the Drama Division of New York’s Juilliard School and a founding member of John Houseman’s The Acting Company, is the author of the The New York Times bestseller Patti LuPone: A Memoir.

Marianne Elliott, Artistic Director of Elliott & Harper Productions, a company she founded in 2016 with producer Chris Harper, was awarded an OBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List for her services to theatre. Elliott is the first woman in Broadway history to win two Tony Awards for Best Director and her recent Broadway transfer of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America received the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.  Angels in America at the National Theatre also received the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play. Marianne’s ground-breaking production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time received 7 Olivier Awards in London, including Best New Play and Best Director and 5 Tony Awards for its run on Broadway, including Best Play and Best Director and is currently running at the Picadilly Theatre.  Her production of Saint Joan earned her the Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play and Pillars of the Community earned her the Evening Standard Award for Best Director.  War Horse, which she co-directed, and has been seen by over 7 million people world-wide, has now embarked on a new international tour for 2019/20.

Joining director Marianne Elliott on the creative team are:  choreographer Liam Steel,  musical supervisor and conductor Joel Fram, designer Bunny Christie, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Ian Dickinson (for Autograph Sound), illusions designer Chris Fisher, orchestrator David Cullen, dance arranger Sam Davis and casting directors Alastair Coomer CDG and Charlotte Sutton CDG.

Company is  produced by Elliott & Harper Productions, Catherine Schreiber, Grove Entertainment, Jujamcyn Theaters, LD Entertainment, David Mirvish, Aged in Wood Productions/Ricardo F Hornos, Bob Boyett/Tom Miller, Bruno Wang Productions/Salman Al-Rashid, Across the Pond Theatricals/Trio Theatricals and Greek St Productions/Christopher Ketner.

 

Broadway Star, Tony Winner, Emmy and Grammy Nominee Kelli O’Hara returns to London to play first UK solo concerts in 2019

KELLI O’HARA
KELLI O’HARA

KELLI O’HARA

Broadway’s KELLI O’HARA returns to London in November 2019, after the smash hit run of The King and I at London’s Palladium, to play her debut London solo concert engagement at Cadogan Hall.

Club 11 London and Take Two Theatricals are teaming up again and are excited to bring back The Tony Award winner, Emmy and 2 time- Grammy nominated actress and singer to play just two concerts at Londons Cadogan Hall on 10th November 2019 at 2.30pm and 6.30pm.

Tickets are available from 11am on Friday 1st February 2019 at www.club11.london/kelliohara and there is a special limited meet and greet VIP ticket available for the 6.30PM show

Kelli O’Hara recently received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in the hit web series “The Accidental Wolf”. On Broadway, Kelli’s portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of The King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. 

O’Hara reprised her Tony Winning role while making her West End debut this past summer for which The Times hailed her as “Broadway musical’s undisputed queen” adding “Kelli O’Hara does not just play Anna, she owns the part”. 

Other Broadway credits include The Bridges of Madison County (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony & Drama Desk nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde. Regional/Off Broadway credits include Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons and WTF), King Lear (Public Theater), Bells Are Ringing (City Center Encores), Sunday in the Park with George (Reprise), and My Life With Albertine (Playwright’s Horizons). Kelli received a 2018 Webby nomination for her role in the hit web-series thriller The Accidental Wolf and appears in the second season of Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why. Other film and television credits include All The Bright Places, Sex & The City 2, Martin Scorsese’s The Key to Reserva, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, CBS All Access’ The Good Fight, Blue Bloods, Alexander Hamilton, N3mbers, and the animated series Car Talk. In 2015, Kelli made her Metropolitan Opera debut in The Merry Widow.  She returned to the opera this past spring as Despina in Così fan tutte. Her concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from New York’s Carnegie Hall all the way to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors. Along with two Grammy Award nominations, her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World are available on Ghostlight Records.

Upcoming, Kelli will star in the Broadway revival of Kiss Me Kate, Spring 2019

About the producers:

Club 11 London: Specialise in bringing Broadway artists to the UK, previous concert clients include broadway and TV regulars Megan Hilty, Tituss Burgess, Shoshana Bean, Jeremy Jordan, Matthew Morrison, Erich Bergen, Eden Espinosa, Julia Murney and Cynthia Erivo. They have also produced many West End Stars solo concerts and these include Carrie Hope Fletcher, Anna Jane Casey, Michael Ball, Matt Cardle, Frances Ruffelle, Kerry Ellis, Oliver Thompsett, Hannah Waddingham, Sharon D Clarke and Bonnie Langford. Recently, pop icon, Tori Amos’s musical The Light Princess was presented by Club 11 London, to critical acclaim, as a special one off all stars concert in the summer of 2018. Club 11 London are presenting Chita Rivera in concert in February 2019.

Take Two Theatricals: is a new company focussed on developing and producing international stage productions and concerts. TTT is led by founders Jack Maple and Brian Zeilinger, who have the distinction of having been the two youngest West End and Broadway producers. Their combined credits include 21 productions in the West End and 14 productions on Broadway, which have yielded Tony Awards for Best Musical (Dear Evan Hansen) and Best Revival of a Play (Death of a Salesman), as well as a collective nine Olivier Award nominations as producers. Brian and Jack most recently produced the first London revival of The Rink with Caroline O’Connor and Gemma Sutton and are currently producing West End Christmas at Cadogan Hall with Club 11 London.