Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World is to be performed live in two socially distanced shows at the London Palladium this October.
Brown’s song cycle / musical will feature David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots), Rachel John (Hamilton), Rachel Tucker (Come From Away, Wicked), Cedric Neal (Back to the Future, Motown The Musical) and Shem Omari James.
Directed by the brilliant Séimí Campbell (My Son Pinocchio – Southwark Playhouse) and with music direction by Adam Hoskins (Doctor Zhivago), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
The show will be presented in line with existing government rules with social distancing and all patrons will be required to wear face masks.
The live shows will be staged on 11 October 2020 at the London Palladium.
Producers Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson said today: “It’s a total joy to announce a return to live performance with the first musical to return to the West End – Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World for just two performances. To be able to share in the power of collective experience with these incredible performers and an audience together again for the first time in over six months reminds us why our industry is so vital.”
Jason Robert Brown’s work includes The Last Five Years, Parade, and The Bridges of Madison County. Songs for a New World was presented digitally earlier this year with the majority of the cast reprising their roles for the live performances. David Hunter replaces Ramin Karimloo (The Phantom of The Opera) in this production.