On Aug. 31 Michael Ball Celebrates Anthony Newley will be presented at the Hackney Empire. The concert will feature special guests and will be recorded for a BBC Radio 2 broadcast. Anthony Newley wrote the scores for the Broadway musicals Stop the World — I Want to Get Off and The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd. Among his more famous tunes are "What Kind of Fool Am I," "Once in a Lifetime," "Gonna Build a Mountain," "Who Can I Turn To," "Talk to the Animals," "The Candy Man" and "Goldfinger."
Michael Ball, who was on Broadway earlier this season in The Woman in White, made his Broadway debut as Alex in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love, a role he created on the London stage. His other London stage credits include The Woman in White, The Pirates of Penzance, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Passion and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Ball's numerous, best-selling solo recordings include "Centre Stage," "Christmas," "Live at the Royal Albert Hall," "The Movies," "The Musicals," "First Love," "Always" and "Michael Ball." He was also recently seen in the New York City Opera production of Patience.
Tickets are priced £10-£20. The Hackney Empire is located on Mare Street in London. For more information call 020 8985 2424 or visit www.hackneyempire.co.uk.