Lippa's john & jen to Make London Debut in November

News   Lippa's john & jen to Make London Debut in November Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald's john & jen, the Off-Broadway musical that debuted at the Lamb's Theatre in 1995, will make its U.K. premiere in November.
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London's Finborough Theatre will present the two-hander Nov. 4-18, according to the theatre's official website. Christopher Lane will direct a cast that includes Helen Evans and Jon Hawkins. The production will feature musical direction by Simon Sharp and designs by Nell Knudsen.

With music and book by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party) and lyrics and book by Tom Greenwald, john & jen, according to press notes, "looks at the complexities of relationships between brothers and sisters and parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990. It is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two John's of her life: her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world."

Gabriel Barre directed the original Off-Broadway production. The cast featured Carolee Carmello and James Ludwig; Michele Pawk succeeded Carmello in the role of Jen.

For ticket information visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk.

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