Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, who recently released a joint album called Together, will bring their hit U.K. concert tour to New York’s City Center for a single performance 8 PM May 23.
Together is a compilation of musical theatre and popular classics including a Les Misérables medley, “Somewhere,” “Music of the Night,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “For Once in My Life,” and other showtunes and pop hits. The album was the top-selling U.K. release.
Boe, who received a 2003 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre following his appearance in Baz Luhrmann’s Broadway production of La Bohème, has also appeared on Broadway as Valjean in Les Misérables (a role he played in the 25th anniversary production at London’s O2 Arena and in the West End), and was recently seen on Broadway playing J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland. He is also known for his work as a leading opera singer with companies that have included English National Opera.
Ball starred in the original London production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. His most recent theatre appearance was as Mack Sennett in Mack and Mabel at Chichester Festival Theatre. He also starred in the title role of the Chichester production of Sweeney Todd, winning an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the performance when it transferred to the West End. He is also an Olivier winner for the original London production of Hairspray. Other roles include originating Marius in Les Misérables and Alex in Aspects of Love (which he subsequently also played on Broadway), as well as the original London production of Sondheim’s Passion. He also has an extensive recording, concert, and radio presenting career.
Tickets for the New York appearance, at $73, $93, and $186.50, can be ordered here.