Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment has announced the UK premiere of the musical revue, which will be performed at the Union Theatre from the 13th June. 

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Featuring the songs of John Bucchino, It’s Only Life is all about longing, fulfillment, loss, triumph and ultimately wisdom.

Running for four weeks at the Union Theatre, the production is directed by Tania Azevedo (The ToyBoy Diaries, Paper Hearts) with musical direction by Nick Barstow (Wonderland, The Burnt Part Boys), choreography by William Whelton (Pippin, Hair), designs by  Justin Williams and Jonny Rust and lighting by Clancy Flynn.

John Bucchino’s songs have been recorded and performed by Judy Collins, Patti LuPone, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra MacDonald, Liza Minnelli, Art Garfunkel and many others, with the concept for the show being conceived by director  Daisy Prince.

Casting for the production has also been announced and is set to include Noel Sullivan (Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Jennifer Harding (Funny Girl, Legally Blonde) and Jordan Shaw (Follies, tick, tick… BOOM!). They are joined by recent graduates Will Carey and Sammy Graham.

According to the New York Times, Bucchino’s ‘flowing, finely made piano ballads describe an urban life in which relationships come and go in cycles of yearning, fulfillment, heartbreak and healing’ – where romantic love is anticipated with ‘high expectations, high anxiety and open hearts.’ The show won LA’s 2008 Ovation Award for Best Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical.

It’s Only Life will play at the Union Theatre from the 13th June until the 7th July. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.uniontheatre.biz/its-only-life.html

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