Little By Little to Play London, Notes From New York Returns

News   Little By Little to Play London, Notes From New York Returns The well-received Off-Broadway musical Little By Little is to receive its European premiere in London at the Arts Center, but it’s only getting five performances, on July 25, August 8 and 22. The show will star Paul Spicer, Julie Atherton and Christine Holman.

It’s produced by Neil Eckersley, who has made something of a specialty of bringing unknown American show tunes to the city, with his Notes From New York concert series. Eckersley’s next Notes From New York, incidentally, is scheduled for the Arts Theatre July 4, America’s Independence Day. It will showcase music by Andrew Lippa (john & jen, The Wild Party), Craig Carnelia (Is There Life After High School?) and Jimmy Roberts (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change). Atherton and Spicer will feature, alongside Kellie Ryan and Samuel Barnett. Little By Little explores the boundaries between friendship and love, as three young adults discover their own feelings for each other. The show has music by Brad Ross, lyrics by Ellen Greenfield and Hal Hackaday, and a book by Greenfield and Annette Jolles. It premiered as a 1991 staged concert at the York Theatre Company in New York. Later, after rewriting and development, it reappeared at Miami's Coconut Grove Playhouse, returning as a fully staged show to the York Theatre Company in 1999.

Spicer has previously appeared on the London stage in The Witches of Eastwick and Taboo. He’s currently dancing his way around the UK in Saturday Night Fever. Atherton is set to star in the musical Just So at the Chichester Festival in Summer 2004, while Little By Little is Holman’s West End debut. Benjamin Till directs, with musical direction by David Randall and sound design by Marcus Wadland.

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