First Night Records has just announced the release of revival West End cast albums "Singin' In The Rain" and "Top Hat" for later this summer. Official release dates have not yet been announced.
"Singin' In The Rain" is currently at London's Palace Theatre as part of the Chichester Theatre Festival through 23 February 2013. The production stars Adam Cooper as silent film star Don Lockwood, Daniel Crossely as the engergic Cosmo Brown and Scarlett Strallen as Lockwood's love interest Kathy Selden. The musical is directed by Jonathan Church and features songs "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh" and title song "Singin' In The Rain."
Irving Berlin's whimisical musical "Top Hat" is playing at the Aldwych Theatre, staring Tom Chambers as dancer Jerry Travers who is trying to win the love of Dale Tremont, played by Summer Strallen. The production is directed by Matthew White and includes hits "No Strings (I'm Fancy Free),"Isn't This A Lovely Day? (to Be Caught in the Rain) and "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails." "Top Hat" will be playing though 26 January 2013.
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