New Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater musical Some Lovers workshopped in London

New Burt Bacharach musical workshopped.

Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater

A workshop of a new musical by Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater is to go ahead in London next month, produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla, the producers of the upcoming Promises Promises revival at Southwark Playhouse.

Some Lovers is described as "a Valentine to the New York we’re always leaving behind" and comes from Tony and Grammy Award-winning writer Steven Sater (Spring Awakening), and Academy Award, Grammy Award winning pop legend Burt Bacharach. The industry-only workshop reading will take place at the Southwark Playhouse on 17 February, directed by Tim Sheader.

Inspired by 'The Gift of the Magi', it’s a contemporary parable about the gifts we give one another -- a love story, set over 20 years. It has a cast of four who play two characters caught between present and past.

The producers said of the announcement: “We are delighted to be workshopping Burt Bacharach’s second original musical, which has never been seen or heard this side of the Atlantic. Burt fans heard a song from the show called “Hush” during his recent concert performances in the UK. We hope this will be the first steps to staging a full production.”

Promises, Promises runs at the Southwark Playhouse from 13 January 2017.

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