Australia's Hugh Sheridan to Salute Anthony Newley in Benefit at NYC's Snapple Theatre | Playbill

News Australia's Hugh Sheridan to Salute Anthony Newley in Benefit at NYC's Snapple Theatre
Australian stage, television and recording star Hugh Sheridan will appear in New York City for a one-night performance of Newley Discovered, a musical celebrating the life and songs of the late British songwriter-performer Anthony Newley, at the Snapple Theatre Oct. 7 at 8 PM.

The performance is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The $50 donation includes wine and cheese reception after the performance.

Newley Discovered was written by Dean Bryant and Phil Scott. Bryant will direct, and Jeff Lee serves as artistic consultant. The show enjoyed a run at the Sydney Opera House in June after being developed at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Sheridan is perhaps best known in Australia for his role on the hit television series "Packed to the Rafters," which has earned him two Logies (Australia's Emmy Awards). His debut album, "Speak Love," was released in November 2009. He appeared in The Lost Echo at the Sydney Theatre Company.

Newley co-wrote (with Leslie Bricusse) the scores for the Broadway musicals Stop the World – I Want to Get Off and The Roar of the Greaspaint – The Smell of the Crowd, also appearing in and directing the original productions of both. He appeared in the film "Doctor Dolittle" and co-wrote (with Bricusse) the score of the film musical "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Among his best-remembered songs are "What Kind of Fool Am I?," "Who Can I Turn To?," "Feeling Good," "Goldfinger" and "The Candy Man." He died in 1999.

Snapple Theatre is at 210 W. 50th St. Buy tickets at the Snapple Theater or via or at (800) 982-2787.

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