Jerry’s Girls – First Revival
Off West End / Regional
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James present
A musical revue celebrating the works of Jerry Herman
AT ST. JAMES STUDIO and JERMYN STREET THEATRE
FROM TUESDAY 3 TO SUNDAY 15 MARCH 2015 and TUESDAY 12 TO SUNDAY 31 May 2015
Starring: Anna-Jane Casey (St James Studio), Ria Jones and Sarah-Louise Young and Emma Barton (Jermyn Street Theatre)
Featuring songs from classic musicals including Hello Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles, Jerry’s Girls brings together an all-female cast to celebrate Jerry’s special gift for writing songs that capture the true spirit of the great American musical, honouring the legacy of the multi Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of some of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time.
Jerry Herman’s many Broadway shows include Hello Dolly!, Mame, Dear World, Mack & Mabel, The Grand Tour and La Cage Aux Folles. His string of awards and honours includes multiple Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, the Johnny Mercer Award, the Richard Rodgers Award, the Oscar Hammerstein Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Theatre Hall of Fame. Jerry also has the distinction of being the only composer-lyricist in history to have three musicals run for more than 1,500 performances on Broadway.
Created by Jerry Herman and collaborator Larry Alford in 1981, Jerry’s Girls originated as a modest cabaret presentation at Onstage, a nightclub located in New York’s theatre district in midtown-Manhattan. After La Cage Aux Folles opened to rave reviews two years later, a full-scale, all-star production was mounted which opened at Broadway’s St. James Theatre in 1985 with a cast including Chita Rivera, who received a Tony-Award nomination for her performance.
Jerry’s Girls is directed by Kate Golledge and choreographed by Matthew Cole. It is presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James, the team behind the 2014 London Premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little at St. James Studio, which played a sold out run in August before returning in October due to popular demand.
Reviews from the recent Jermyn Street Theatre production:
Jerry Herman’s iconic songs are glorious and contemporary in this must-see revue showcasing some incredible vocal talent. THE STAGE
Casey and Jones are on stunning form, their note-perfect vocals enhanced by a masterclass in musical storytelling. THE STAGE
100% a show-stopping Broadway-style belter! BARGAIN THEATRELAND
Jerry’s Girls is a thoroughly entertaining experience, peppered with glamour, humour and most importantly, fantastic songs. BARGAIN THEATRELAND
Jerry’s Girls is a must-see for any fan of musical theatre. LONDON THEATRE
‘The Best of Times’ brings this magical evening to an end with even hardened reviewing hacks on their feet cheering for more. LONDON THEATRE
Jerry’s Girls is a blissful and insightful evening, shining the light on an exceptionally talented theatrical legend. WEST END FRAME
Matthew Cole’s choreography brings bucket loads of old-school Broadway glamour to the St James Studio. WEST END FRAME
The all female cast superbly eased the audience through song after song with some fabulous comedy moments. WEST END WILMA
I suggest using your best tricks to blag a ticket to this wonderful show, before it finishes. WEST END WILMA
If there’s an empty seat in the next fortnight, it will be little short of criminal. MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW