"Not(es) From New York" Duchess 19 March 2006


"Not(es) From New York" Duchess 19 March 2006

Following a year-long absence, the West End's first and only platform for contemporary musical theatre returns with an unexpectedly British twist. Not(es) from New York, a one-off show focusing on songs by a duo of London based composers, on Sunday 19 March 2006 at the Duchess Theatre..

Launched in 2003 to present a selection of brand new US musical theatre work in the West End for the very first time, Notes from New York has since developed a cult following and enjoyed a succession of sell-out shows at the Arts Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse and the Trafalgar Studios. This one-off British edition reunites the creative team behind the original shows and refocuses our attention on talent this side of the pond.

The cast features: Joanna Riding, Richard Dempsey, Julie Atherton & Paul Spicer

It is directed by David Randall.

Featuring a selection of songs by Charles Miller (Build Me a Bridge, No One in the World, Brenda Bly: Teen Detective) alongside the music of Grant Olding (Three Sides, A Celebrity Chef Ate My Hamster,Spittin' Distance), Not(es) from New York is a unique and exciting opportunity to discover the work of two burgeoning musical theatre talents, both of whom are receiving their West End premiere in this production.

Joanna Riding, whose musical theatre credits include Eliza in My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, was most recently seen in the West End playing Ruth in Blithe Spirit at the Savoy Theatre. Her other credits include originating the role of Jane in The Witches of Eastwick and lead roles in the National Theatre’s productions of Carousel and Guys and Dolls. She has also performed with Notes from New York favourite Jason Robert Brown at the New Player’s Theatre in London.

Richard Dempsey is currently rehearsing for Citizenship, a new play by Mark Ravenhill, which receives its world première at the National Theatre next month, having previously played lead roles in shows including Fame, Honk, Into the Woods, Just So and Out of This World.

Julie Atherton will soon play Kate Monster in the West End première of Broadway hit Avenue Q, having previously played Serena in Fame and Sophie in Mamma Mia.

Paul Spicer, whose credits include lead roles in The Witches of Eastwick, Fame and Taboo, returns to the West End fresh from the UK tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, prior to which he was seen by millions as the young guy playing strip poker in the video to Uniting Nations’ top ten hit single Out of Touch.

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