Hoagy Carmichael's Musical Stardust Road in London
Please Note this production has been cancelled. Anyone who has booked a ticket is advised to contact their point of purchase for a refund.
Hoagy B Carmichael, Robert Mackintosh, and Hilary A Williams will produce a new musical Stardust Road based on the songs of Hoagy Carmichael at the St James Theatre, in Victoria, south London, from 27 October to 21 November 2015 with an official opening on 30 October 2015.
Hoagy Carmichael wrote the songs 'Stardust', 'Georgia on My Mind', 'The Nearness of You' and 'Heart and Soul', four of the most-recorded American songs of all time. This new musical brings these melodies and more to a brand new quintessentially American musical which uses music from the age of jazz, blues and ragtime in the 20s to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
The world premiere will be directed by award winning Broadway director Susan H Schulman (Sweeney Todd, The Secret Garden, The Sound of Music).
Hoagy B Carmichael, Hoagy's son and co-producer of the musical said of the news:
"Dad's ability to find the tempo of America was his God-given talent. He rarely wrote songs for a movie, or an artist...almost all of the tunes are fresh to musical theatre, and there are several gems that few have heard. He loved to dance, and I can almost see the wry smile of satisfaction were he to have an aisle seat at St. James Theatre for Stardust Road."
The musical will feature a live band and cast of singers and dancers. It will feature the songs "Up a Lazy River Two Sleepy People", "In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening", "Old Buttermilk Sky", "Skylark", "Riverboat Shuffle", "Old Man Harlem", "Rockin' Chair", "Memphis in June", "The Nearness of You", "I Get Along Without You Very Well", "Huggin' and Chalkin'" and many more.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.