Popular Off-Broadway musical revue Forever Plaid is being presented at the St James Studio Theatre by the producing team behind recent Studio hits Jerry’s Girls, Marry Me a Little and Miss-Leading Ladies
Join the boys of Forever Plaid from 5 April to 24 April 2016 on a humorous ‘heavenly’ journey through some of the greatest close-harmony songs of the 1950s. With one final chance to give the concert they never gave, The Plaids sing nostalgic hits ‘Rags to Riches’, ‘Love is a Many Splendid Thing’, ‘Catch a Falling Star’, ‘Three Coins in a Fountain’ and many more.
Forever Plaid, written by Stuart Ross, was first performed Off-Broadway in 1990 and continues to be performed internationally. It was made into a film in 2008. This production is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James.
Cast and further creative details are to be announced.
Director Grant Murphy trained at Arts Educational School on the Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship. Directing includes When Midnight Strikes (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) and Gangsters of Love (Charing Cross Theatre). He was an associate director on Saturday Night Fever (UK tour) and assistant director on Guys and Dolls (Cadogan Hall). Lighting is by Ben Rogers.
Aria Entertainment was founded in 2012 by producer Katy Lipson. Recent productions include Seasons Of Larson (Lyric Theatre), See What I Wanna See (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Adventures of Pinocchio, Tommy (Greenwich Theatre), Miss-Leading Ladies (St James Studio), Bette Midler And Me (Edinburgh Festival Fringe and tour), The House of Mirrors & Hearts (Arcola Theatre), The Jewish Legends (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Portia Coughlan and The Verb, ‘To Love’ (Old Red Lion Theatre), Jerry’s Girls (St James Studio and subsequent transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre), Marry Me a Little (St James Studio), The Return of the Soldier (Jermyn Street Theatre), RAGS The Musical – In Concert (Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue). Other productions include The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Arts Theatre) and The Secret Garden (UK tour). Lipton also launched the From Page to Stage season of new musicals. She has produced three seasons to date, each of which showcased eight new musicals. The next season is planned for autumn 2016. Current projects include the revival of Jule Styne, Don Black and Jack Rosenthal’s Bar Mitzvah Boy and The Great Jewish American Songbook.
James’ producing credits include Seasons of Larson (Lyric Theatre), Lonely Robot (Scala, London), The Adventures of Pinocchio, Tommy (Greenwich Theatre), Jerry’s Girls (St James Theatre Studio and subsequent transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre), When Midnight Strikes (Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Finborough), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Landor), The Fantasticks (Pentameters), Walking on Sunshine (UK tour) and Rock ‘n’ Roll Aladdin (Shaw Theatre).