Orchestrator Brohn to Get a Spotlight in London Concert

News   Orchestrator Brohn to Get a Spotlight in London Concert The work of William David Brohn, 1998 Tony winner for Best Orchestrations for Ragtime and a nominee in 2002 and 2004 for Sweet Smell of Success and Wicked, respectively, is to be celebrated in a one-night gala, Broadway to West End – By Special Arrangement.

It will be held at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Oct. 4, at 7:30 PM.

The evening, which is being held as a charity fundraiser for CLIL Sargent, an organization dedicated to caring for children with cancer, will feature a line-up of West End talent performing songs from shows that Brohn has orchestrated for productions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Carousel, Crazy For You, Curtains, Mary Poppins Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Oliver!, Ragtime, Show Boat, South Pacific, Sweet Smell of Success, The Three Musketeers, Wicked and The Witches of Eastwick.

The evening will be directed and choreographed by Bill Deamer, with a live 40-piece orchestra conducted and supervised by Stephen Brooker and Martin Koch. Among the artists scheduled to appear, subject to availability, are Rosemary Ashe, Graham Bickley, Earl Carpenter, Ima Castro, Sharon D. Clarke, Kim Criswell, Gareth Gates, Simon Green, Alison Jiear, Alexia Khadime, Josie Lawrence, Alistair McGowan, Robyn North, Charlotte Page, Nicholas Parsons, Jodie Prenger, Joanna Riding, Caroline Sheen, Rebecca Thornhill and the Arts Educational Music Theatre Ensemble.

Special appearances, also subject to availability, will be made by Claude Michel Schonberg (composer of Miss Saigon, originally orchestrated by Brohn, and Les Miserables), George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (writers of the new songs for Mary Poppins, also orchestrated by Brohn), Christopher Jahnke (leading Broadway orchestrator of Legally Blonde) and Gareth Valentine (as guest conductor).

The show is being produced by CLIC Sargent and Richard Douglas Productions. In a press statement, producers Richard Morris and Doug Pinchin have commented, "We're delighted to be celebrating the orchestrations of William David Brohn. His amazing career spans collaborations with many of the finest writers of the musical theatre. We're excited to present a stunning cast performing some of the most popular songs written for the stage, with a live 40 piece orchestra playing Bill's beautiful orchestrations. It promises to be a very special evening indeed." To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 412 4657, or visit www.seetickets.com.

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