Friday, June 5

Debbie Kurup, Cedric Neal & John Barr join Marti Webb in The Rhythm of Life

Update 19th June: More casting news Debbie Kurup, John Barr and Cedric Neal are joining the line up.

Debbie Kurup created the role of Nicki Marron in the West End musical The Bodyguard. Her otherWest End credits include Velma Kelly in Chicago, KT/Doloris in Sister Act at the London Palladium, Dee Dee in Tonight's The Night at the Victoria Palace Theatre and Mimi in Rent at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Debbie most recently played Reno Sweeney in the Sheffield Crucible/UK No 1 tour production of Anything Goes.

Dallas-born Cedric Neal made his London debut as Sportin' Life in Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's production of The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess. His Broadway credits include: After Midnight (original Broadway production); The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Broadway revival). Additional credits include: Stagger Lee, A Christmas Carol, Henry IV; It's a Bird . . . It's a Plane . . . It's Superman, Death of a Salesman, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Who's Tommy

John Barr starred as Dr Parker in Batboy in the West End but he made his West End debut at the age of 12 in Oliver!. He has had a varied career, appearing on stage, TV, film, cabaret, concerts and recordings. Career highlights include in the West End & Fringe: Ed Kleban in A Class Act, for which he was nominated for Best Male Performance - Offie Awards (2013), Tateh in Ragtime, Charles Guiteau in Sondheim's Assasins, in which he was also nominated for Best Male Performance; Greta in Martin Sherman's Bent. He was an original cast member in Aspects of Love and played Feuilly in Les Miserables in the 1988 Company at the Palace Theatre.


Marti Webb is starring in The Rhythm of Life at the St James's Studio on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th July.

The show celebrates the master of the catchy show tune; multi award winning Cy Coleman. Featuring songs and tales from  classic musicals including  Sweet Charity, Little Me, On The Twentieth Century, City Of Angels, Barnum, Seesaw, The Will Rogers Follies, I Love My Wife and The Life. Including Witchcraft, The Best is Yet to Come, The Colors of My Life, The Oldest Profession, You Can Always Count on Me, Big Spender, Nobody Does It Like Me,

A west end cast including Marti Webb (Tell me on a Sunday at St. James) will be accompanied  by Michael Webborn on  the Piano.

Tickets for The Rhythm of Life 

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