Ruffelle and Riding to Join Jason Robert Brown for London Concerts

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Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding and Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle will perform with composer Jason Robert Brown in London this winter.
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From Dec. 7-11, the Tony-winning composer will play the New Players' Theatre in London. In addition to Riding and Ruffelle, Brown will also be joined by his band, the Caucasian Rhythm Kings. Audiences can expect to hear tunes from Brown's musicals as well as songs from his new recording, "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes."

Jason Robert Brown, who was the musical director and arranger for the musical Urban Cowboy, won the Tony Award for Best Score for his Broadway debut, Parade. His two-person musical, The Last Five Years, played a brief run at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane Theatre, and was preserved on Sh-K-Boom Records. Brown also composed the score for Songs for a New World and wrote incidental music for Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, The Waverly Gallery and the Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Long Day's Journey Into Night.

Brown's new CD, "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes," features the composer/performer on lead vocals, backed by the Caucasian Rhythm Kings. Track titles include "Someone Else's Clothes," "Long Long Road," "Someone to Fall Back On," "Getting Out," "Over," "Music of Heaven," "Nothing in Common," "I Could Be in Love with Someone Like You," "I'm in Bizness," "Coming Together" and "Grow Old With Me."

Among Joanna Riding's many U.K. theatre credits are Blithe Spirit, The Happiest Days of Your Life, Hobson's Choice, My Fair Lady, The Witches of Eastwick, Martin Guerre, No Way to Treat a Lady, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, A Little Night Music, Oh What a Lovely War, Me and My Girl and The Portrait of Dorian Gray. Riding won Olivier Awards for her work in My Fair Lady and Carousel.

Frances Ruffelle's West End theatre credits include Starlight Express, Les Misérables and Chicago. She made her Broadway bow in the original cast of Les Misérables, earning a Tony Award for her performance as Eponine. For ticket information visit, www.seetickets.com.

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