Michael Ball CD, "Both Sides Now," Features New Songs by Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber Plus "Suddenly" from "Les Miz" Film

By Andrew Gans
February 26, 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leslie Bricusse have joined forces on "The Perfect Song," a brand-new tune that can be heard on Olivier winner Michael Ball's latest solo recording.



Entitled "Both Sides Now," the CD was recently released in the U.K.

The new disc also includes "Suddenly," which was penned for the film of "Les Miserables," and "Fight The Fight," which was written by Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson for the new musical From Here To Eternity. Other song titles include "Love Changes Everything" (with Il Divo), "Make You Feel My Love," "Run," "Songbird," "I Will Always Love You" and "Love and Affection," among others.

Ball will promote the new CD with a concert tour; current tour dates follow:

April 15 - Ipswich Regent Theatre
April 17 - Newcastle City Hall
April 18 - Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
April 19 - Liverpool Empire
April 21 - Sheffield City Hall
April 22 - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
April 23 - York Barbican
April 25 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
April 26 - Blackpool Opera House
April 27- Birmingham Symphony Hall
April 29 - Plymouth Pavillions
April 30 - Oxford New Theatre
May 1 - Bournemouth International Centre
May 3 - Brighton Centre
May 4 - London Hammersmith Apollo
May 5 - Southampton Mayflower Theatre
May 7 - Cardiff St David's Hall
May 9 - Bristol Colston Hall
May 10 - Portsmouth Guildhall

To order the new recording, click here.  (PlaybillStore.com also offers numerous cast albums and theatre recordings.)

Ball previously appeared in the West End premiere of Sondheim's Passion, and was also seen on the London stage as the Olivier Award-winning star of Hairspray. He also originated leading roles in the West End in Les Misérables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Aspects of Love (subsequently on Broadway) and took over roles in The Woman in White and The Phantom of the Opera. He made his English National Opera debut as Hajj/Poet in Kismet, and in 2005 he made his debut with the New York City Opera as Reginald Bunthrone in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience. He co-produced Chichester Festival 2010's West End transfer of Love Story.

Tickets for the concert tour are currently on sale by visiting Ticketmaster.co.uk.

For more information visit MichaelBall.co.uk.