Jon Lee and Julie Atherton to Star in New London Production of Tomorrow Morning Musical

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Jon Lee and Julie Atherton will head the cast of a new London production of Laurence Mark Wythe's musical Tomorrow Morning, which will begin performances at the fringe Landor Theatre in Clapham, South London, Oct. 12, prior to an official opening Oct. 19, for a run through Nov. 13.

Julie Atherton
Julie Atherton

The musical, which premiered at London's New End Theatre, Hampstead in 2006, was subsequently revised, with three new songs added, for a different production that premiered in Chicago in 2008, which was named Best Midsize Musical and also took the Best Artistic Specialization Award at Chicago's 2009 Joseph Jefferson Equity Awards.

The new production will be directed by the Landor's artistic director Robert McWhir, with musical direction by David Randall, design by Dan R. Conley, video design by Mike Tutaj, and lighting by Mike Robertson. The producer is Thomas Hopkins for the Landor Theatre.

According to press materials, Jack and Catherine are in their late 30s and on the brink of getting divorced; meanwhile John (Jon Lee) and Kat (Julie Atherton), who are in their early 20s are getting married. The roles of Jack and Catherine are still to be cast.

Lee, who began his career at the age of 12 playing the title role in Oliver! at the London Palladium alongside Jonathan Pryce as Fagan, became a pop star as part of the group S Club 7. He subsequently returned to theatre starring as Marius in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre. He will also appear in the October 25th anniversary concert at London's 02 Arena. On film, he has played the young lead of Tom Tulliver in George Elliot's "The Mill on the Floss" alongside Emily Watson and Bernard Hill. He was also a regular in TV's "EastEnders." Atherton originated the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in the West End production of Avenue Q. Other West End credits include Mamma Mia! and Fame. As a founding member of the Notes from New York company, she has starred in shows at the Donmar Warehouse, the Arts Theatre, Trafalger Studios and the Duchess Theatre and has headlined both installments of Christmas in New York at the Apollo Theatre and Lyric Theatre.

Composer Wythe's latest musical Through The Door premiered in a West End gala performance at Trafalgar Studios last year, also starring Julie Atherton. To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7737 7276, or visit www.landortheatre.co.uk. For more details on the show, visit www.tomorrowmorning.co.uk.

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