Michael Arden & West End Stars Headline Return of Writing Duo Kerrigan-Lowdermilk in One (More) Night in London, 16 June
American actor Michael Arden will join West End stars Julie Atherton, Lucie Jones and Stuart Matthew Price alongside award-winning Off Broadway writing duo Kerrigan-Lowdermilk to showcase their work at the St. James Studio on Monday 16 June in Kerrigan-Lowdermilk: One (More) Night in London.
Kerrigan-Lowerdmilk's return follows an acclaimed sold-out weekend of concerts at St. James Studio in February.
One of the most celebrated writing teams of their generation, Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk blur the line between musical theater and pop music. Kait Kerrigan (words) and Brian Lowdermilk (music) made their off-Broadway debut in 2006 with their adaptation of Henry and Mudge and in 2011 they released their first album, Our First Mistake, which charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Their songs, including hits Run Away with Me and My Party Dress, have found international recognition, gathering millions of views on YouTube and earning them a legion of young fans. Their latest album, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk LIVE, released in May and documents a concert tour that resulted from their breakout $35K Kickstarter campaign.
Michael Arden made his Broadway debut as Tom Sawyer in the 2003 revival of Big River. He starred in the 2004 off-Broadway show Bare, a Pop Opera. His other credits include the Twyla Tharp musical The Times They Are A-Changin' based on the music of Bob Dylan on Broadway. In 2007 he toured Europe with Barbra Streisand as one of her "Broadway Boys". In 2010 he played the lead role in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love in London at the Menier Chocolate Factory. He is currently staring alongside Charlie Sheen in the hit US Comedy Anger Management for Comedy Central.
Lucie Jones was recently in American Psycho at the Almeida and played Meatloaf in the international tour of We Will Rock You. She also played Cosette in Les Miserables in the West End.
Stuart Matthew Price made his London theatre debut in the critically acclaimed Parade at the Donmar Warehouse. His other theatre credits include Mack and Mabel at Southwark Playhouse, The Sound Of Music at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Dear World at Charring Cross Theatre, Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (Original West End Cast); and Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola).
Kerrigan- Lowdermilk's other musical works include The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Tales from the Bad Years, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment, Republic and Flash of Time. Their musicals have been developed at the Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, La Jolla Playhouse, Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, the Lark Playwrights Development Center, CAP21, and Primary Stages. Together, they received the 2006 Larson Award, 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and have held residencies at the Orchard Project and the MacDowell Arts Colony.
Kerrigan-Lowdermilk: One (More) Night in London is produced by United Theatrical, who have presented three seasons of American work in London, Picture Perfect: A New Musical; the music of Broadway composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, Big Fish, The Wild Party, John and Jen); and Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, all at the St James Studio. United Theatrical was founded by Stuart Matthew Price and James Yeoburn in 2012 after the success of their West End Dress Circle Benefit at Her Majesty's Theatre. Since then the company has been working on debuting, creating and nurturing the newest talent in theatre from all over the world.