To Gillie, With Love Will Celebrate Life of Cats and Phantom Choreographer Gillian Lynne | Playbill

Benefits and Galas To Gillie, With Love Will Celebrate Life of Cats and Phantom Choreographer Gillian Lynne Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Beverley Knight, and Caroline O’Connor are among those announced for the July event at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Gillian Lynne
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The life of late choreographer Gillian Lynne, known for her enduring work on Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, will be celebrated July 2 at 7:30 PM at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London’s West End.

To Gillie, With Love will feature performances of Lynne’s work and tributes in her honor. Announced to appear are Anthony Barclay, Christopher Biggins, Sierra Boggess, Greg Castiglioni, Lorna Dallas, Ben Forster, Anna Francolini, Jason Gardiner, Nickolas Grace, Linzi Hateley, Michael Howe, Ramin Karimloo, Hannah Kenna Thomas, Jeremy Kerridge, Beverley Knight, Peter Land, Emily Langham, Annabel Leventon, Iain Mackay, Robert Meadmore, New Adventures Company, Caroline O’Connor, Jonjo O’Neil, Richard O’Brien, Sergei Polunin, Stuart Matthew Price, Hugh Quarshie, Jack Rebaldi, Liz Robertson, Sir Ken Robinson, Tamara Rojo, Jamie Safir, Wayne Sleep, Scarlett Strallen, Una Stubbs, and Hannah Waddingham. The evening will also feature a choir with students from Arts Ed and the Royal Academy of Music.

The evening will launch the Lynne and Land Foundation, which Lynne and her husband Peter Land established to enable talented young performers to achieve their dreams by providing scholarships and grants in the fields of choreographic arts, drama, and musical theatre.

All proceeds will support the foundation’s work.

Lynne passed away July 1, 2018, at age 92.

To Gillie, With Love will be curated and produced by Land and Lean Two Productions and directed and staged by Chrissie Cartwright, Lynne’s long-time collaborator on Cats. To Gillie, With Love will have musical direction by Peter McCarthy, scenic design by Matthew Kinley, lighting design by Michael Robertson, and sound design by Adam Fisher. The evening is supported by LW Theatres and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.

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