Songstress Marti Webb returns to the stage next month to head up a night of music from the renowned master of the catchy show tune, Cy Coleman.
Marti is joined by Debbie Kurup, Cedric Neal and John Barr to premiere new songs from the Coleman archive in a show called the Rhythm of Life at London’s St James Studio.
Marti Webb, one of the West End’s leading ladies, recently starred in an acclaimed Olivier Award-nominated revival of Tell Me On a Sunday, the one-woman show written specially for her by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black.
Debbie Kurup was nominated Best Supporting Actress in the Oliviers and Whatsonstage awards for The Bodyguard and has just starred as Reno Sweeney in a UK tour of Anything Goes.
Cedric Neal starred on Broadway and at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre as Sportin’ Life in The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess while John Barr appeared in the West End premiere of Batboy the Musical.
Cy Coleman, who died aged 75 in 2004, was the Tony Award-winning Broadway composer, who rose from child classical pianist to jazz player to become master of the catchy show tune.
Rhythm of Life features songs and tales from his classic stage musicals: Sweet Charity, Little Me, On The Twentieth Century, City Of Angels, Barnum, Seesaw, The Will Rogers Follies, I Love My Wife and The Life.
Songs featured will include Witchcraft, The Best is Yet to Come, The Colours of My Life, The Oldest Profession, You Can Always Count on Me, Big Spender, Nobody Does It Like Me, and a few surprises!
The Rhythm of Life will play in the St James Studio on July 10 and 11.