West End favourites Helena Blackman and Daniel Boys will star alongside Robert J. Sherman in A Spoonful of Sherman at London entertainment hub Live At Zédel in August.
Following two sold-out runs, the celebration of the work of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, returns to London to play Live At Zédel from 7-20 August with a press night on Wednesday 9 August.
Blackman first attracted attention as runner-up in the TV talent search How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria. Now firmly established as a musical theatre artist, Blackman has played leading roles in productions of numerous classic musicals including My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz. Boys’ theatre credits include The Boys in the Band, Spamalot and Avenue Q.
The pair will join third generation songwriter Sherman (Love Birds, Bumblescratch) who narrates the story of his musical family which began with his grandfather, Tin Pan Alley writer Al Sherman, who wrote songs for Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday.
Directed by Stewart Nicholls, A Spoonful of Sherman also features Christopher Hamilton on piano.
Widely regarded as the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of Hollywood, the Sherman Brothers have created more movie musical songs and acclaimed film scores than any other writing team.
From the Oscar-winning ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’ to ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ and ‘Feed the Birds’ in Mary Poppins to the unforgettable ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ which earned them their third of nine Oscar nominations, their songs have entertained the world for more than 60 years.