Alan Cumming, Meow & West End Stars Celebrate Emmay Award Winning Composer

Following two sell out concerts at New York’s acclaimed Lincoln Center, Emmy award winning composer Lance Horne will return to the West End for one night only.

Lance Horne: First Things Last will star Olivier and Tony Award winner Alan Cumming and internationally acclaimed “postmodern cabaret diva” Meow Meow, alongside West End favourites Julie Atherton (Avenue Q), Paul Spicer (Avenue Q), Hannah Waddingham (The Wizard of Oz) and Emma Williams (Love Story), with special guest Broadway star Norm Lewis, for one night only at the Garrick Theatre on Sunday 30 January 2011.

Hot on the heels of its inclusion in the Lincoln Center’s acclaimed American Songbook series, Lance Horne: First Things Last celebrates the release of Lances’ debut album of the same name. First Things Last is released on Yellow Sound Label on 11 January 2011 and features Lance’s songs performed by US based artists including Alan Cumming, Lea DeLaria, Cheyenne Jackson, Ricki Lake, Meow Meow, Amanda Palmer, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Alexandra Silber, alongside West End stars Julie Atherton, Aneurin Barnard, Paul Spicer, Hannah Waddingham and Emma Williams, some of whom appeared in Notes Unleashed! The Music of Lance Horne at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2009.
Lance Horne composes, writes lyrics, sings, plays piano, and produces and musically directs original works in collaboration with artists from around the world. Featuring an awesome array of guests from Broadway and the West End, First Things Last is his latest exploration of the most engaging sounds from musical theatre.

Lance Horne: First Things last is produced by Neil Eckersley & Paul Spicer for Speckulation Entertainment, and directed by Daisy Prince, with musical direction by Lance Horne, and sound design by Ben Evans. Daisy Prince is the daughter of legendary theatre director Hal Prince, and directed the original New York productions of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World and The Last 5 Years.

Neil Eckersley & Paul Spicer for Speckulation Entertainment present LANCE HORNE: FIRST THINGS LAST at Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2 on Sun 30 Jan – 19.30.

Buy tickets for Lance Horne – First Things Last at Garrick Theatre!

Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today

Following acclaimed stints at Lincoln Center in New York and the Sydney Opera House, Olivier and Tony Award winner Alan Cumming completes an international theatrical triangle, arriving in London’s West End to perform his one-man musical show Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today at the Vaudeville Theatre for eight performances only from Tuesday 1 to Sunday 6 September 2009.

Returning to the West End musical stage for the first time in over fifteen years – he was last seen in Sam Mendes’ Donmar Warehouse revival of Cabaret – Alan Cumming will remind British audiences of the sheer versatility of his talent, ensuring this UK and European première of Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today
is the most hotly anticipated show of the autumn season.

Accompanied by his charismatic and multi-talented musical director, Lance Horne, Cumming unleashes his favourite tunes, belting out celebrated hits alongside little-known gems, whilst captivating his audience with poignant anecdotes from his colourful and fantastic past. A musical journey peppered with material by Frank Sinatra, Dory Previn, Kander & Ebb and Cyndi Lauper, to name only a few.

Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today is a true moment in theatrical history. A fleeting glimpse at a truly rare species of entertainer. A one-off opportunity to experience the thrilling diversity of his talent. Unlike any other solo show to go before it. A refreshing mix of the old and the brilliantly new, fused together in an idiosyncratic cannonball of multiple musical meanderings.

Alan Cumming has sung at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, the London Palladium and the Sydney Opera House. He has had his own talk show, written a Sunday Times best-selling novel and recorded a duet with Liza Minnelli. He has performed in all genres of theatre from Greek classics to modern drama, from mega musicals to low-budget fringe. He has won Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle awards for his exploits on the stage. His TV credits read like a who’s who of contemporary culture. It might even be possible that he’s been seen in quite a few films, but he wouldn’t want to boast. Alan was recently awarded an OBE. He will soon be seen in Julie Taymor’s screen adaptation of The Tempest alongside Helen Mirren and Russell Brand. He is also cast as the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, which has music by Bono and The Edge from U2 and will be the biggest and most expensive show to ever play on Broadway when it opens at the Hilton Theatre in February 2010. His debut solo album, which is also rather cunningly entitled I Bought a Blue Car Today, will be released in September.

Lance Horne is an Emmy Award winning composer, musical director, pianist, arranger and singer. A truly multi-talented musical genius of epic proportions. He regularly works with artists including Justin Bond, Meow Meow and, of course, Alan Cumming. He also performs in his own right, and composes for film, TV and theatre as well as writing arrangements for Broadway shows. Occasionally he fronts his own band by the name of Lance Horne and the One Night Stands.

Produced by Neil Eckersley and Paul Spicer for Speckulation Entertainment, Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today has musical direction by Lance Horne and sound design by James Tebb.

For further information about Alan Cumming, visit www.alancumming.com
For further information about Lance Horne, visit www.lancehorne.com

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