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Lorna Dallas unveils her Spring Collection Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs

Lorna Dallas
Lorna Dallas

May is the perfect month to unveil Spring Collection, internationally acclaimed West End and New York singing star Lorna Dallas’ sparkling new show at Crazy Coqs.

In Spring Collection, which runs over three nights from Sunday 20 May – Tuesday 22 May, Dallas continues her stunning return to the scene, wrapping her sterling soprano around a bountiful collection of seasonally appropriate gems from both sides of the Atlantic…. musical gems by Bernstein, Arlen, Rodgers, and Coleman nestle alongside jazz riffs by Legrand, even delightful rarities by Bart Howard and Murray Grand.

Dallas’ triumphant return to performing after a two-decade absence in 2017, was met with rapturous applause and unanimous unqualified raves both in London at Crazy Coqs and Birdland in Manhattan.

Alistair Wilkinson on Broadway World wrote: “Lorna Dallas is arguably one of the greatest performers of our time”.

Cabaret Scenes concurred, calling her engagement “… A once in a life-time event not to be missed”.

Directed by her long-time collaborator, Barry Kleinbort, Spring Collection provides another “not to be missed” evening of classic cabaret at its finest.

Musical Director: Christopher Denny.

Press are invited to review on Sunday 20 May at 7pm.

American-born Lorna first came to prominence in this country when she co-starred opposite Dame Cleo Laine in the landmark revival of Show Boat. She has since appeared in many West End productions, including The King and I, Closer Than Ever, Kismet, Side by Side by Sondheim and Hello, Dolly! as well as recordings, concerts, films and her own prime-time BBC TV show.

Her previous cabaret performances on both sides of the “pond” were met with unqualified praise.

LORNA DALLAS
Lorna was born in Carrier Mills, Illinois. At 17 she won Talentsville USA, a nationwide talent contest sponsored by Coca Cola – the equivalent today to Britain’s Got Talent – culminating in finals in New York, but she chose instead to go to Indiana University to study for a degree in music before joining the Metropolitan Opera National Company. She went on the road for a year all over the United States and Canada. However, her love for Musical Theatre totally overwhelmed that of her love for opera…and a very happy career in musicals has followed.

She arrived in London in 1971 to star as Magnolia in SHOW BOAT with Dame Cleo Laine at the Adelphi Theatre – the show was such a smash-hit that it ran for a then-record 2 years and 3 months. The production was recorded and presented on the Tony Awards as the best International production of that season.

Lorna fell in love with London, staying in the UK to star in many musicals (SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, HELLO DOLLY! (with Danny La Rue), and THE KING AND I among them), the European prtemiere of CLOSER THAN EVERE, SEVEN DEADLY SINS in Monaco’s Princes Grace Theatre, concerts in all the major London venues (Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Palladium, Theatre Royal Drury Lane) and worldwide with the major symphony orchestras with conductors Skitch Henderson and Don Pippin (Carnegie Hall, New York Town Hall, Brisbane Cultural Center, Napa Valley Opera House), extensive television appearances including The Royal Variety Performance and her own highly rated BBC series, MY SERENADE and LORNA DALLAS. . .MY MUSICAL WORLD, appearing alongside the 77-piece BBC Radio Orchestra and special guests each week.

She also starred in films including the highly acclaimed UNITED 93 and was honoured to present the film at the White House for President Bush. Her poignant recordings as part of the Oral History of the 9/11 event can be heard at the United 93 Memorial Site in Shanksville.

Her extensive charity appearances for the Army Benevolent Fund and the Not Forgotten Association are legendary and recently she compered and starred in a special presentation at Buckingham Palace for the Royal Family. She has also starred in countless Gala concerts to benefit various charitable organizations.

Her CD, THE GIRL I KNEW, celebrating the music of Novello & Kern, was named BBC Album of the Year. She won rave reviews for her one-woman shows at Jermyn Street Theatre, a theatre dear to her heart. Her cabaret performances in New York (The Algonquin and the Firebird) also won rave reviews…and, in fact, on both sides of the Pond. London has remained her home since 1971…and that love affair has no end in sight!

A totally engaging and versatile artist in all aspects of the theatre whether it be the stage, TV, films, concerts, musical theatre…a woman for all seasons”

LISTINGS INFORMATION
Lorna Dallas: Spring Collection
Sunday 20 May – Tuesday 22 May at 7pm

Live at Zedel
Crazy Coqs
20 Sherwood Street
London W1F 7ED

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