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"Notes From New York : First Anniversary Gala" at the Trafalgar Studios Sunday 21 Nov 2004
Following four shows to date, Notes From New York, will return for the final time to celebrate its first anniversary with a special gala performance at the Trafalgar Studios on Sunday 21 November 2004, which will be headlined by soap siren Amy Nuttall and teen pop star Jon Lee alongside young musical theatre stars and series regulars Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer, who will be joined by a selection of previous cast members.
The show will be celebrating the songs and shows of all nine composers so far profiled in the series, including Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Larson (Rent, Tick Tick Boom), Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World, Parade, The Last Five Years) and the Grammy nominated Andrew Lippa (John & Jen, The Wild Party), this special first anniversary gala performance will also feature the UK and European première of material from Tim Acito's musical fairy tale Zanna Don't.
Previous Notes From New York shows have taken place at the Arts Theatre (2 Nov 2003 & 4 July 2004); The Donmar Warehouse (7 Mar 2004); and The Trafalgar Studios on 19 Sep 2004.
Amy Nuttall, whose theatre credits include Christine in "Phantom of the Opera", is currently playing Chloe in ITV's Emmerdale and Jon Lee, who became a household name as a member of pop group S Club 7, recently starred as Marius in the West End production of "Les Miserables". Julie Atherton , fresh from her performance in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of "Just So", is currently playing Serena in the West End production of "Fame" and Paul Spicer , whose theatre credits include leads in "The Witches of Eastwick" and "Taboo", will next star as the Prince in "Sleeping Beauty" at the Nottingham Playhouse this Christmas.
Produced by Neil Eckersley, Notes From New York is directed by David Randall, with associate direction and musical staging by co-founder of the series, Paul Spicer.
The official Notes Fom New York web site can be found at: www.notesfromnewyork.co.uk