Written and composed by Tony Award® winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade), the show will play at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from the 6th February 2024.
Having first been performed on Broadway in 1995, and premiering in the UK in 2001, Songs For a New World is returning to London from the 6th February until the 3rd March 2024.
Composed by Jason Robert Brown, it includes songs such as ‘I’m Not Afraid of Anything’ , ‘Stars and the Moon’ and ‘King of the World’. Each song captures a different moment and are brought together to explore the human condition from a variety of different perspectives.
With connection at its core, this hit musical tells the stories of different characters from a variety of settings, ranging from a 15th century ship to a modern-day high-rise in Manhattan. Spanning centuries, countries, and classes, the show addresses the universal experiences of happiness and fulfilment; ambition and drive; love and loyalty – all performed by a cast of four (yet to be announced).
Songs for a New World is brought to the stage by director Kai Wright and musical director Liam Holmes, with sound design by Glenn Oxenbury and lighting design by Jason Fenn.
Kai Wright comments:“ Having made my professional directorial debut with this production in Southend last year, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to give this beautiful show a further life at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, as part of what is sure to be an exciting and innovative new era for the venue under the artistic direction of Annlouise and Isaac. The themes of life, love and existential turmoil continue to resonate twenty-eight years after its original off-Broadway outing, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to explore this collection of stories, masterfully scored by the irrefutably brilliant Jason Robert Brown, within the context of the 2020s.”
To book tickets visit: https://upstairsatthegatehouse.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/1173647540/events/428611039