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Songs For A New World planned West End run cancelled

The planned West End run of Songs For A New World has been cancelled.

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Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle was due to play a limited run in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre between 5 February and 7 March 2021.

It followed two socially distanced shows to audiences on October and a critically acclaimed streamed performance via The Other Palace.

However owing to the ongoing pandemic, the planned performances have now been cancelled.

Lambert Jackson Productions said: “Sadly, since we announced the West End transfer of Songs for a New World, the path of the virus has changed.

“In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our company, staff and audiences, it is with heavy hearts that we have made the decision to cancel Songs for a New World at Vaudeville Theatre.

“All ticketholders will be contacted by their point of purchase, we thank you for your patience.

“We remain dedicated to this incredible show and cast, and if opportunity provides in the future for this production to happen, we will endeavour to produce it.”

The West End run was due to star David Hunter (Waitress), Rachel John (Hamilton), Cedric Neal (Motown The Musical) and Rachel Tucker (Come From Away). They were to be joined by recent graduate Shem Omari James.

The production was directed by Séimí Campbel, with music direction by Josh Winstone, musical supervision by Adam Hoskins, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Jonny Dickie of Robins Audio.

The Jason Robert Brown classic examines life, love and the choices we make.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.