John Bucchino to Return to London to Appear with Friends at the St. James Theatre's Studio

News   John Bucchino to Return to London to Appear with Friends at the St. James Theatre's Studio
 
Broadway composer and cabaret songwriter John Bucchino (whose songs have been performed and recorded by Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein and more) is to return to London to appear in a concert John Bucchino and Friends at the St. James Studio Theatre June 30, with two performances at 4 PM and 8 PM.

He was previously seen in cabaret in London in November 2012. In addition to playing and singing his own penned creations, the evening will also feature West End performers John Barr, Amelia Cormack, Sophia Ragavelas, Matthew Barrow, Ashely Robinson, Christina Lund, Phoebe Coupe, Linnea Stenbeck, Suzanna Kempner, Belinda Wollaston and Hila Pliltman.

Bucchino's work has also been performed by the Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, London’s O2 Arena and The White House. Among his honors are two Drama Desk nominations, The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles Ovation Award (for the revue It's Only Life), The DVD Premiere Award (for the song “Better Than I”), and the first annual Fred Ebb Award. He has written music and lyrics for the Broadway musical A Catered Affair (nominated for 12 Drama Desk Awards, and winner of the New York Drama League Award for Best Musical, with a book by Harvey Fierstein), as well as the musicals Urban Myths, Lavender Girl, It’s Only Life and the Dreamworks animated film "Joseph, King of Dreams" and wrote the lyrics for the children’s musical "Simeon’s Gift" (with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser).

Some recordings of his work are "Grateful, The Songs of John Bucchino" (with companion songbook), "Solitude Lessons" (another collection of original songs), "On Richard Rodgers’ Piano" (solo piano interpretations of Rodgers songs on the composer’s own Steinway, voted Best Instrumental CD by Show Business Weekly), and the PS Classics releases of the cast albums of It’s Only Life (with companion songbook) and A Catered Affair.

John Bucchino and Friends is produced by Skye Crawford and Hillary Elk.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 264 2140, or visit http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/john-bucchino-and-friends/ for more details.

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