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Alan Cumming Brings One-Man Show To London

Alan Cumming Brings One-Man Show To London

Following acclaimed stints at Lincoln Center in New York and the Sydney Opera House, Olivier and
Tony Award winner Alan Cumming completes an international theatrical triangle, arriving in
London's West End to perform his one-man musical show Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today
at the Vaudeville Theatre for eight performances only from Tuesday 1 to Sunday 6 September 2009.

Returning to the West End musical stage for the first time in over fifteen years - he was last seen
in Sam Mendes' Donmar Warehouse revival of Cabaret - Alan Cumming will remind British
audiences of the sheer versatility of his talent, ensuring this UK and European première of Alan
Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today is the most hotly anticipated show of the autumn season.

Accompanied by his charismatic and multi-talented musical director, Lance Horne, Cumming unleashes his favourite tunes, belting out celebrated hits alongside little-known gems, whilst captivating his audience with poignant anecdotes from his colourful and fantastic past - a musical journey peppered with material by Frank Sinatra, Dory Previn, Kander & Ebb and Cyndi Lauper, to name only a few.

Alan Cumming has sung at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, the London
Palladium and the Sydney Opera House. He has had his own talk show, written a Sunday Times
best-selling novel and recorded a duet with Liza Minnelli. He has performed in all genres of theatre
from Greek classics to modern drama, from mega musicals to low-budget fringe. He has won
Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle awards for his exploits on the stage. His TV
credits read like a who's who of contemporary culture. It might even be possible that he's been
seen in quite a few films, but he wouldn't want to boast. Alan was recently awarded an OBE. He
will soon be seen in Julie Taymor's screen adaptation of The Tempest alongside Helen Mirren and
Russell Brand. He is also cast as the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, which has
music by Bono and The Edge from U2 and will be the biggest and most expensive show to ever
play on Broadway when it opens at the Hilton Theatre in February 2010. His debut solo album,
which is also rather cunningly entitled I Bought a Blue Car Today, will be released in September.

Lance Horne is an Emmy Award winning composer, musical director, pianist, arranger and singer.
A truly multi-talented musical genius of epic proportions. He regularly works with artists including
Justin Bond, Meow Meow and, of course, Alan Cumming. He also performs in his own right, and
composes for film, TV and theatre as well as writing arrangements for Broadway shows.
Occasionally he fronts his own band by the name of Lance Horne and the One Night Stands.

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Carrie Dunn Carrie is the UK editor-in-chief for BroadwayWorld. After spending her formative years reading books and ending up with a Masters degree in English literature from King's College London, it was inevitable that Carrie should be a journalist. Her pure and simple delight in the art-form of musical theatre led to the Guardian asking her to be their West End Girl. Since then, she's picked up a PhD, and also written for many other UK publications, including the Times and the Independent. She has many eclectic loves, including sport, karaoke, reality television, MMORPGs, three-volume Victorian novels, the British seaside, embroidery and Veronica Mars.


 

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