Producers Katy Lipson and Ollie Rosenblatt are working on the European premiere of a new Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater musical titled Some Lovers it has been confirmed.
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla will present an industry-only workshop reading of the show at the Southwark Playhouse on Friday the 17th February.
Some Lovers is a love letter to New York and is a new musical from Tony and
Grammy Award winning writer Steven Sater (Spring Awakening), and Academy Award, Grammy Award winning pop legend Burt Bacharach.
It is the first new score that Burt Bacharach has written for the theatre since 1968’s Promises Promises, which arrives at the Southwark Playhouse from the 13th January.
The musical is inspired by The Gift of the Magi and is about the gifts that we all give each other and a love story set over 20 years. Featuring a cast of four playing two characters caught between the past and the present, Some Lovers features an all-new score by Bacharach and Sater, arranged by Jonathan Tunick.
Talking about the news, the producers said: “We are delighted to be workshopping Burt Bacharach’s second original musical, which has never been seen or heard this side of the Atlantic. Burt fans heard a song from the show called “Hush” during his recent concert performances in the UK. We hope this will be the first steps to staging a full production.”
Promises Promises will appear at the Southwark Playhouse from the 13th January to the 18th February 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/promises-promises/