Concert Version of Gershwin Of Thee I Sing Will Play London's Royal Festival Hall

News   Concert Version of Gershwin Of Thee I Sing Will Play London's Royal Festival Hall George and Ira Gershwin's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1932 musical Of Thee I Sing is to be given its London concert debut at the Royal Festival Hall for one performance only July 31.

It follows the previously announced concert staging of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying that will launch the "Musicals in Concert" series at the same venue May 19.

Reimagined as a live concert experience, the story, which is centered on American politics, is a satirical look at a political party’s idea of how to win an election. Focusing on John P. Wintergreen, who is running for president, the show deals with political idealism, corruption, love and impact, not only on domestic relations but international ones, too.

Presented by independent concert promoter Senbla, its managing director Ollie Rosenblatt commented, "What better year to bring to the Royal Festival Hall stage Of Thee I Sing. Politics, great music, this was one of Gershwin’s masterpieces, and reminds us why the Gershwins remain as relevant today as they ever did."

Cast and creative team are still to be announced.

To book tickets, visit http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/of-thee-i-sing-91157?dt=2015-07-31.

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