Andrew Lippa and Jason Robert Brown Work Featured in London's Notes from New York

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Performed in an intimate cabaret setting at London's Arts Theatre, Notes from New York will feature the work of Parade's Jason Robert Brown and The Wild Party's Andrew Lippa.
Andrew Lippa, composer of The Wild Party and other musicals.
Andrew Lippa, composer of The Wild Party and other musicals.

Shona Lindsay, Paul Spicer, Julie Atherton and Damien Edwards will interpret the works of the two composers at the one-night-only concert Nov. 2. According to a release, Notes from New York will "explore the defining moments of human existence, evoking the full range of emotions from feelings of love, loss and longing to exhilaration, euphoria and joy." The evening will be directed by David Randall with musical direction and arrangements by Danny Whitby; musical staging is by Paul Spicer.

Shona Lindsay has appeared in the West End productions of The Phantom of the Opera and Grease! Paul Spicer's London credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Fame and Taboo, and Julie Atherton received critical acclaim for her work as Sophie in the West End production of Mamma Mia! Damien Edwards current plays Roy Orbison in the tour of The Roy Orbison Story.

Jason Robert Brown, who was the musical director and arranger for last season's short-lived Urban Cowboy, won the Tony Award for Best Score for his Broadway debut, Parade. His most recent musical, The Last Five Years, played a brief run at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, although the score was preserved on Sh-K-Boom Records with its two-person cast, Norbert Leo Butz and Sherie Rene Scott. Brown also composed the score for Songs for a New World and wrote incidental music for Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, The Waverly Gallery and the Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Long Day's Journey Into Night.

Andrew Lippa wrote the score for the Manhattan Theatre Club production of The Wild Party, which was nominated for 13 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. His first musical, john & jen, was produced Off-Broadway in 1995. He also contributed songs to the Broadway revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and he recently composed a song for "Legally Blonde 2."

The Arts Theatre is located on Great Newport Street in London. Tickets range from £15-£25 and are available by calling 011 44 20 7836 3334. Show time is 7:30 PM.

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