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Monday, May 18

Cynthia Erivo, Jenna Russell, Damian Humbley & Dean-John Wilson to star in Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown

Casting has been announced for the London revival of Songs for a New World by Triple Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown: Cynthia Erivo, Jenna Russell, Damian Humbley & Dean-John Wilson will be  accompanied by a five piece band.

The musical is directed by Adam Lenson and runs at the St. James Theatre from 22nd July to 8th August 2015.  It is celebrating 20 years since its first performance Off-Broadway with an all-new London production


Written when Jason Robert Brown was only 25, Songs for a New World broke the mould of the ‘showstopper’ Broadway musical. The show debuted Off-Broadway in 1995 and has since been seen in hundreds of productions around the world, including the UK Premiere at the Bridewell Theatre in 2001. It weaves characters, locations and time periods together in one extraordinary evening - from the deck of a Spanish sailing ship to the window-ledge of a New York penthouse.

Cynthia Erivo is set to reprise her performance in The Colour Purple on Broadway this autumn, starring alongside Jennifer Hudson. Her other theatre credits include Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse); Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios); Sister Act: The Musical (UK Tour); The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Gielgud Theatre). Her television credits include The Tunnel (Kudos) and Mr Selfridge (ITV).

Jenna Russell's
theatre credits include Di and Viv and Rose(Vaudeville Theatre); Urinetown (St. James Theatre / West End); Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory / West End); Sunday in the Park with George (Wyndham’s Theatre / Roundabout Theatre Company, New York). Her film credits include Mortdecai (Lionsgate), whilst her television credits include Call the Midwife (Neal Street/ BBC) and The Ladies Paradise (BBC1).

Damian Humbley’
s theatre credits include Forbidden Broadway and Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory / West End); The Last Five Years (Menier Chocolate Factory); Lend Me a Tenor (Theatre Royal Plymouth / West End); Shoes (Peacock Theatre/ Sadler’s Wells) and Fiddler on the Roof (Sheffield Theatre / West End).

Dean-John Wilson was most recently seen in the Oliver nominated production of Here Lies Love at the National Theatre. His other theatre credits include From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); Super Ordinary (Soho Theatre); Bare (Union Theatre) and Sister Act: The Musical (UK Tour).

Tickets for Songs for a New World 

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