Entitled New York, New York!, the 7:30 PM concert will feature the BBC Concert Orchestra under the direction of John McGlinn; Artur Pizarro will be featured at the piano. Billed as "a gala concert to celebrate the music and personalities of New York," the evening will include such songs as "New York, New York," "Manhattan" and Cole Porter's "Love for Sale" as well as excerpts from On the Town, Pal Joey and Guys and Dolls. Concertgoers can also expect to hear George Gershwin's famed "Rhapsody in Blue." Brent Barrett is currently portraying slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the hit Chicago revival at the Ambassador Theatre. The singer-actor received an Olivier Award nomination for his role in the London company of Kiss Me, Kate, and his other theatrical credits include the Broadway productions of Annie Get Your Gun and Candide.
Kim Criswell has appeared in a slew of musicals in the U.S. and in London. Among her theatre credits are Annie, Man of La Mancha, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Nine, Baby, Of Thee I Sing, On the Town, Cats, Dames at Sea, Guys and Dolls and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Tickets for New York, New York! £8-£20. The Royal Festival Hall is located on Belvedere Road in London. For more information visit www.rfh.org.uk.