London's Lost Musicals Season Returns with Park Avenue and Sail Away

News   London's Lost Musicals Season Returns with Park Avenue and Sail Away Ian Marshall Fisher's Lost Musicals series, precursor to New York's Encores!, will return in March with its 18th season.

Productions planned at the Lilian Baylis Theatre at Sadlers' Wells include the 1946 Arthur Schwartz, Ira Gershwin and George S. Kaufman and Nunnally Johnson collaboration Park Avenue and the 1961 Noël Coward show Sail Away.

Park Avenue, described in press materials as a madcap spoof on relationships and divorce set amongst the wealthy, features the song "Don't Be a Woman If You Can." It will make its European debut in a run of six performances that begin on March 30, performing every Sunday afternoon at 4 PM through April 27 (with two performances on the final day, with an evening performance at 7:30 PM).

Sail Away was Coward's last fully written musical comedy, following American former actress and divorcee Mimi Paragon who works as a cruise hostess on a British cruise ship. Not seen in London since its original production, it will be revived for a run of seven performances that begin on June 15, performing every Sunday afternoon at 4 PM through July 13 (with two performances each on July 6 and 13, with an additional evening performance at 7:30 PM).

Produced and directed by Ian Marshall Fisher, who has previously brought 77 neglected Broadway shows to London, the shows are performed semi-staged in their entirety to piano accompaniment by members of the RSC, National and current West End productions. The ensemble has previously included such luminaries as Henry Goodman, Janie Dee, Andrew Lincoln, Dilys Laye, Frank Thornton, Laura Michelle Kelly and Betsy Blair.

Tickets can be booked with the Sadler's Wells box office, 0870 737 7737. Visit www.lostmusicals.org for further information.