Charismatic West End star Ramin Karimloo (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera) is to play a special one-night show at the London Palladium on 16 July.
The award-winning Iranian-Canadian actor and singer who originated the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, recently completed two sell-out shows at Islington’s Union Chapel.
The Palladium concert will feature a mix of musical theatre classics and his own ‘Broadgrass’ (a hybrid style inspired by his love of mainstream country and traditional bluegrass music) songs. Karimloo, who also plays the banjo and guitar, will perform with his band – musicians Sergio Ortega, Hadley Fraser and Alan Markley and singer Katie Birtill on backing vocals. Fellow musical theatre star Louise Dearman (Wicked) will also duet with Karimloo during the show.
Commenting on his Palladium date, Karimloo said: “Playing the Palladium is such an honour. The history of great performers who have done shows there, the variety and calibre is second to none. I know my band is excited to bring this show to the greatest theatre in England. It’s going to be an electric night – a hootenanny in the heart of the West End.”
Director Peter Taylor said: “Ramin is a very exciting performer to be working with. His successes in the West End and on Broadway are well documented so to be given the opportunity to present him to an audience at the London Palladium while performing the music he is so passionate about is fantastic”.
Presented by music promoter Cuffe and Taylor, tickets for the show go on sale at 9am on Friday 12 February.