The Life of the Party, a celebration of the songs of Andrew Lippa, is to premiere at London's Menier Chocolate Factory, beginning performances May 27 prior to an official opening May 30, for a run through June 14.
The composer will himself host the concert performance of songs from his shows that include John & Jen, The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish and I Am Harvey Milk.
He will be joined by a cast that includes Caroline O'Connor (Broadway's A Christmas Story), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Love Never Dies, The Drowsy Chaperone and The Boy Friend, for each of which she was Olivier-nominated) and Damian Humbley (Charley Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory and then the West End's Pinter Theatre).
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