Announced today that 30 years after it opened on Broadway, musical revue Jerry’s Girls will be revived in a limited two-week run at the St. James Studio.
Featuring songs from classic musicals including Hello Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles, Jerry’s Girls brings together an all-female cast to celebrate Jerry’s special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the great American musical, honouring the legacy of the multi Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of some of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time.
Jerry Herman’s many Broadway shows include Hello Dolly!, Mame, Dear World, Mack & Mabel, The Grand Tour and La Cage Aux Folles. His string of awards and honours includes multiple Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, the Johnny Mercer Award, the Richard Rodgers Award, the Oscar Hammerstein Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Theatre Hall of Fame. Jerry also has the distinction of being the only composer-lyricist in history to have three musicals run for more than 1,500 performances on Broadway.
Created by Jerry Herman and collaborator Larry Alford in 1981, Jerry’s Girls originated as a modest cabaret presentation at Onstage, a nightclub located in New York’s theatre district in midtown-Manhattan. After La Cage Aux Folles opened to rave reviews two years later, a full-scale, all-star production was mounted which opened at Broadway’s St. James Theatre in 1985 with a cast including Chita Rivera, who received a Tony-Award nomination for her performance.
Jerry’s Girls is directed by Kate Golledge and choreographed by Matthew Cole. It is presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James, the team behind the 2014 London premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little at the St. James Studio, which played a sold out run in August before returning in October due to popular demand.
Casting is to be announced.
TUESDAY 3rd to SUNDAY 15th MARCH 2015
ST. JAMES STUDIO
St. James Theatre, 12 Palace Street, SW1E 5JA
Performances: Tuesday – Saturday 8.00pm, Sundays 7.00pm, Saturdays and Sundays 2.45pm
Press Night: Wednesday 4 March, 8.00pm
Tickets: £12-24 (Concessions – £5 off matinee performances)
Box Office: www.stjamestheatre.co.uk 0844 264 2140
Kate Golledge – Director
Directing credits include: Stroke of Luck (Park Theatre), Claus (Landor Theatre), Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (UK Tour/Edinburgh), The Road to Qatar! (Landor Theatre/Edinburgh Festival) Parade (Pleasance Theatre), Spring Awakening (Pleasance Theatre), Betwixt! (Ambassadors Theatre), Sweethearts (Finborough Theatre) and Newsrevue (Canal Café). Forthcoming work includes: Prodigy, a new musical for National Youth Music Theatre (St. James Theatre).
Work as Resident Director includes: The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Sweet Charity (Menier Chocolate Factory/Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine (Menier Chocolate Factory and Trafalgar Studios).
Kate is an Associate Artist of the Singapore Repertory Theatre where directing credits include: Junior Claus, The Nightingale, Red Riding Hood and Fantastic Mr Fox.
Matthew Cole – Choreographer
Credits include: Angelina Ballerina (Australia and UK Tour), The Road to Qatar (Landor Theatre), Pam Ann (International Tour), Vampirette (Manchester Opera House) and Aladdin, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk (Qdos Entertainment). Work as Associate Director includes: Guys and Dolls (Chichester Festival Theatre). Work as Resident Director includes: West Side Story (UK Tour). Work as Assistant Choreographer includes: BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.