Side By Side By Sondheim — with Musical Staging By Adam Cooper — to Play London's Venue

News   Side By Side By Sondheim — with Musical Staging By Adam Cooper — to Play London's Venue A new production of Side By Side By Sondheim will play a limited engagement at The Venue in London beginning April 26.
Adam Cooper
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The 12-week run will feature direction by Hannah Chissick and musical staging by Adam Cooper, who was Tony-nominated for his work in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake. Performances will play through July 14; casting will be announced shortly. Ned Sherrin, who starred in the original run of Side By Side, has penned new narration for the upcoming London run. The creative team will also include Michael Haslam (musical supervision), Bob Bailey (design) and Robert A. Jones (lighting design).

Side by Side by Sondheim features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim with additional music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne. After a successful U.K. run, the revue played Broadway's Music Box Theatre April 1977-February 1978 before transferring to the Morosco Theatre, where it played through March 1978. The original Broadway cast included David Kernan, Millicent Martin, Julie N. McKenzie and Ned Sherrin.

The Venue is located at 5 Leicester Place in Leicester Square, London. Tickets, priced £20-£40, are available by calling 0870 899 3335 or by visiting www.trafalgarstudios.co.uk.