Stars of the West End, Julie Atherton, Daniel Boys, Chloe Hart, Stuart Matthew Price and Lauren Samuels join Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk for a three-event weekend on 8th and 9th February 2014 at St James Studio.
This is Kerrigan and Lowerdmilk’s concert debut in the UK, after establishing themselves with an international audience as a notable writing team. Kait Kerrigan (lyrics) and Brian Lowdermilk (music) made their off-Broadway debut in 2006 with their adaptation of Henry and Mudge, and in 2011, they released their first album, Our First Mistake, which charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. With songs, including hits such as “Run Away with Me” and “My Party Dress,” which have found international recognition, gathering numerous views on YouTube and earning them a legion of young fans.
Jeremy Jordan – RUN AWAY WITH ME (Kerrigan-Lowdermilk)
The London concert at St James Theatre comprises three separate events shaped to reflect the process, practice and performance of the award winning writing duo. Starting with a masterclass on Saturday 8th February, Kait and Brian will work closely with four young performers and, with a live audience, with an insight to the inner-workings of song-preparation, music and lyric integration and performance detail.
The second event, on the evening of Saturday 8th February, features performances from the musical theatre super-tenor Stuart Matthew Price (Sound of Music, Shrek, Parade) and a female performer (soon to be announced). Set with an intimate style, the stripped-back concert evening of music, song and stories, is the opportunity for audiences to share in the processes and magic of Kerrigan-Lowdermilk’s writing.
Bringing the weekend to a close and raising the tempo, Sunday 9th February sees West End favourites Julie Atherton (Lift, Sister Act, Avenue Q), Daniel Boys (High Society, Tommy, Avenue Q), Chloe Hart (Wicked, Hairspray), Lauren Samuels (We Will Rock You, Grease, BBC’s Over The Rainbow), and more (soon to be announced) join Kait, Brian and a live-band in full concert setting, performing some of their most familiar music from their latest album LIVE and their back-catalogue of international hits. There will also be an exclusive look at their new musical currently in development.
Kerrigan and Lowdermilk’s other musical works include The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Tales from the Bad Years, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment, Republic and Flash of Time. Their musicals have been developed at the Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, La Jolla Playhouse, Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, the Lark Playwrights Development Center, CAP21, and Primary Stages. Together, they received the 2006 Larson Award, 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and have held residencies at the Orchard Project and the MacDowell Arts Colony.
Produced by United Theatrical (most recently, Andrew Lippa in Concert – St James Theatre).
Tuesday 14th January 2014