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KINKY BOOTS Adelphi Theatre
WRITTEN BY HARVEY FIERSTEIN AND CYNDI LAUPER
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY JERRY MITCHELL
PREVIEWS FROM 21st AUGUST 2015
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The UK premiere of Kinky Boots, the feel-good multi award-winning musical, will
open in the West End on 15 September at the Adelphi Theatre, with previews from
21 August 2015. With a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein,
music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and direction and choreography by
two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots won the 2013 Tony Award
for Best Musical, and the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax film written by Geoff Deane
and Tim Firth, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly
inherited his father’s Northampton shoe factory. Trying to live up to his
father’s legacy and save the family business from bankruptcy, Charlie finds
inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy
stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the
man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely
pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and
discovers that when you change your mind, you can change the world.
(photo shows Original Broadway Cast).
GRAMMY NOMINEE CHEYENNE JACKSON’S CHARITY SINGLE
'FIND THE BEST OF ME'
BY COMPOSERS DANIEL AND LAURA CURTIS
The single, performed by Grammy Nominee and Broadway favourite, Cheyenne Jackson
in support of amfAR is out now.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is an international non-profit
organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention,
treatment education, and the advocacy of AIDS-related public policy.
The song was written especially for Cheyenne by composers Daniel and Laura
Curtis, whose most recent single, 'When You Smile' featuring Laura Osnes.
Cheyenne Jackson, who in February performed at the Grammy Awards Premiere
Ceremony was himself nominated for a Grammy award as a principal soloist as part
of The San Francisco Symphony's concert presentation of West Side Story. He made
his Broadway debut understudying both male leads in the Tony Award winning
musical Thoroughly Modern Millie and then went on to create the role of Matthew
in the off-Broadway musical Altar Boyz.
The single can be purchased from iTunes using this link:
MADE IN DAGENHAM
Must end 11th April 2015
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Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis,
Tennessee, MEMPHIS follows the fame and forbidden love of a radio DJ who wants
to change the world and Felicia, a club singer who is ready for her big break.
Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight or the amazing Rachel John
(Monday Nights and Wednesday Afternoons) star as Felicia.
Child pop star-turned West End composer Denis King
to release his memoir celebrating a life spent in music as an Ebook and audio
book on 8th April 2015.
In the 1950s and early 60s Denis King was a member of Britain’s first ever boy
band, The King Brothers, performing with his two older brothers, Mike and Tony.
With Denis aged just 13, The King Brothers toured around the UK, performing two
shows a night, toured Europe, appeared in summer seaside shows, made numerous TV
appearances and in 1956 became the youngest variety act to appear at the world
famous London Palladium.
Since then, Denis has composed over 200 TV themes including the Ivor Novello
Award-winning Black Beauty, and Lovejoy, Dick Turpin, We’ll Meet Again, Two’s
Company and Hannay.
He has collaborated with theatre legends - Alan Ayckbourn among them - to
co-write over 25 stage musicals, including the original 1977 RSC production of
Privates On Parade, which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Musical, Worzel
Gummidge, A Saint She Ain’t and the musical version of Stepping Out, all for the
His career has encompassed every aspect of showbusiness - singing, performing,
producing and composing. He has experienced success alongside disaster and
betrayal. The artists he has worked alongside read like a who’s who of British
and American stage and screen: Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Howard Keel, Sammy
Cahn, Albert Finney, Dame Edna Everage, Maureen Lipman, Elaine Stritch, Julia
McKenzie, Dudley Moore, Jimi Hendrix, Ronnie Corbett, Frank Sinatra, Judy
KEY CHANGES, his eagerly awaited memoir, is not a potted history nor a lengthy
name-drop. It is an intimate, funny portrait of the grind as well as the glamour
in what most people outside the entertainment industry wrongly assume is a
charmed way to earn a living. It is an extremely frank and personal account of
the highs and lows of showbusiness, from post-war Twice Nightly Variety to the
As well as being a brilliant musician, Denis is also a witty anecdotalist, and
the stories he tells are funny, poignant, eye-opening and at times shocking. KEY
CHANGES, to be released on Wednesday 8 April, will also be available as a 7-hour
audio book, narrated and musically underscored by the author, and illustrated
with excerpts from his personal sound archive, including music specially
performed by him exclusively for the recording. It will be available via iTunes,
Audible.com, Play.com, Google Play.
A CD, Black Beauty and other TV Themes by Denis King will also be available wwww.birnamcdshop.com and
Downloads will be available via iTunes and AmazonMP3
Joe Stilgoe, is the renaissance man of modern jazz. He is a pianist, a jazz
musician and a singer/songwriter. Joe has a new album, 'New Songs For Old Souls'
- which is to be released April 27th on Linn Records.
The album consists of 12 songs with ten originals by Joe, including three
thrilling big band numbers: ‘Nobody Cares Like Me’, ‘Pocket Song’ and a new
version of ‘Gold On Silver’, previously heard on his last album 'Songs On Film
Live'. Joe also duets with Liane Carroll on a wistful cover of Brian Wilson’s ‘I
Just Wasn’t Made For These Times’, one of the album’s two non-original songs.
The album release coincides with his first major West End stage role, in Kevin
Spacey’s ‘High Society’ at the Old Vic Theatre - from April 30th - August 22nd
2015. Directed by Olivier Award-winning Maria Friedman, Joe will be performing
in a role that has been specially created for him.
"It's a dream job in many ways, I suppose, and I'll be playing to my perfect
audience: people who like a bit of nostalgia, a little swing, and a lot of
The album features a stunning collection of classic songs:
‘Beautiful’; ‘I Feel The Earth Move’; ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow/Some Kind Of
Wonderful/Up On The Roof’ with Carole King and James Taylor; ‘It’s Too Late’ and
‘You’ve Got A Friend’ – to name a few.
‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’, is one of
the top-selling titles on Broadway and winner of two Tony Awards in 2014. The
show will open in London on February 24th at the Aldwych Theatre. The Original
Broadway Cast Recording of 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' won a Grammy for
Best Musical Theatre Album. The album debuted at NO.1 on Billboard’s Top
‘Beautiful’, tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to
stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her former husband Gerry
Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil
and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular
music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the
soundtrack to a generation.
To date, more than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000
artists, resulting in 100 hit singles. Now 70 and still full of life, Carole
King is without question the most successful and revered female songwriter in
pop music history.
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