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Cumming Unleashed in Horne showcase

Published August 25, 2009

Alan Cumming will lead a cast of West End stars in a one-night-only event celebrating the work of Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne.

Notes Unleashed! The Music Of Lance Horne, the first in a new late night strand of the Notes From New York series, will be staged at the Vaudeville theatre at 23:00 on 3 September, following the performance of Cumming’s cabaret I Bought A Blue Car Today.

Stage and screen star Cumming, whose credits range from camp TV classic The High Life to big screen mutant blockbuster X2 and Sam Mendes’s award-winning production of Cabaret, will be joined by London musical regulars Julie Atherton (Avenue Q), Simon Burke (The Sound Of Music), Alexandra Silber (Carousel), Hannah Waddingham (A Little Night Music) and Emma Williams (Zorro) alongside rising theatre star Aneurin Barnard (Spring Awakening) and jazz singer Ian Shaw.

In addition to accompanying Cumming in his current cabaret, Horne is a composer, musical director, arranger and performer whose work has graced both stage and screen. In 2008 his song Chemistry, from One Life To Live: Prom Night The Musical, won the Emmy Award for Best Original Song.

Since 2003 Notes From New York has been bringing the music of contemporary theatre composers to a West End audience. Initially staging one-off showcases, the company recently presented a season of work including The Last 5 Years and tick… tick… BOOM! at the Duchess theatre. Its seasonal offering, Christmas In New York, has become an annual festive treat for London audiences.

In addition to producing Notes Unleashed! this autumn, the Notes From New York team are also staging a concert of work by its resident composer. Michael Bruce: A Little Less Ordinary will be performed at the Apollo theatre on 1 November.

MA