The NYC concert series If It Only Even Runs A Minute will have its London debut at the Landor Theatre tonight, April 23rd. The series, which is a Time Out Critics' Pick in New York, celebrates rare songs, behind the scenes stories and inspiring photos from underappreciated musicals.
The first London edition is produced and hosted by Ollie Southgate (the producer behind the forthcoming London transfer of Broadway's [title of show]) and Lydia Grant, with performances from the West End's Nicole Faraday (Bad Girls The Musical), Kelly Chinery (Lend Me a Tenor), Ross Aldred (The Fantasticks), Thomas Sutcliffe (Wicked), Rachael Bingham (Acorn Antiques) and more.
Tonight, April 23, shows celebrated will include forgotten gems such as Closer Than Ever, Two On The Aisle, and Kander and Ebb's Flora The Red Menace, as well as some more recent short-lived titles including Lend Me a Tenor, Betty Blue Eyes and Bad Girls The Musical. Other featured shows include Acorn Antiques, The Fantasticks, Annie Get Your Gun, Myths and Hymns and Ordinary Days.
The New York series of the concert has just celebrated its ninth edition. In NYC, the show has featured stories and performances from incredible Tony-nominated and Tony-winning performers and composers including Lisa Brescia, Heidi Blickenstaff, Ann Harada, Julia Murney, Anthony Rapp, Mary Testa, Kate Wetherhead, and Lynne Wintersteller.
The concert marks the first of many set to be produced by The Very Clever Company Limited, and is based on the hit NYC concert series by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Kevin Michael Murphy and Caleb Hoyer.
Limited tickets are still available at landortheatre.co.uk or from the box office on 020 7737 7276.