Photo credit: Songs for a New World cast at the London Palladium (Photo by Andy Paradise)

‘Songs for a New World’ to transfer to West End for five week run

The London Palladium cast will reprise their performances in the West End transfer.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: In a tweet from Lambert Jackson Productions on 29 January, Songs For A New World has been cancelled.

Following two concerts at the London Palladium on 11 October, Songs For A New World will transfer to the West End next year. The Jason Robert Brown musical will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre for a five-week run, with performances from 5 February - 7 March. 

Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, Songs For A New World is a musical song cycle, with performers taking on different character arcs throughout the show. The musical premiered in 1995, starring Brooks Ashmanskas and Billy Porter.

All cast members from the London Palladium concert will reprise their performances. The quartet is made up of Come From Away's Rachel Tucker, Waitress' David Hunter, Hamilton's Rachel John, and Motown's Cedric Neal. Shem Omari James will perform a featured role. The production is directed by Séimi Campbell.

Lambert Jackson Productions first staged an online version of this production in July, which also featured Ramin Karimloo. Ahead of the production, Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson said: "The show reflects so brilliantly all that is happening in our world right now, whilst also providing hope and light in a time where so many theatre fans are feeling the effect that the pandemic has had on our industry. We can't wait for more people to see this production in all its glory in a West End run."

Songs For A New World is at the Vaudeville Theatre from 5 February - 7 March. 

Photo credit: Songs for a New World cast at the London Palladium (Photo by Andy Paradise)


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