NEWS: St James discovers You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews

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It has been said that ‘You won’t succeed on Broadway if you don’t have any Jews’. Broadway wouldn’t be what it
is today without the Jewish composers and writers whose melodies we so greatly adore.

You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews – which runs at London’s St James Theatre (where Bad Jews made its London premiere earlier this year before transferring to the West End’s Arts Theatre) from 25 August to 5 September 2015 –  is not in any way political. It is simply a joyous celebration of over 80 years of the Jewish contribution to Musical Theatre. Fresh from an opening in Tel Aviv, the London run features an all-star cast including Lloyd Daniels (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Sarah Earnshaw (Spamalot) and Sophie Evans (The Wizard of Oz).

The audience will be taken on a captivating musical journey from the 1930s to present day, with the fascinating and unique
success stories of Broadway’s most famous composers. The biggest hits from every decade will be performed by seasoned West End performers, a dancers’ ensemble and on-stage band.

From the early sounds of George and Ira Gershwin and Irving Berlin through to showstoppers from contemporary musicals such as Rent, Hairspray and Parade, this is one singularly sensational show for all the family. Producers, Collaborative Artists, comment:

We are thrilled to introduce our phenomenal cast of seasoned West End actors, who all share a passion for musical theatre
and the ground-breaking works of these sensational composers. We, at Collaborative Artists, feel it is imperative to display the show’s message toaudiences all over the world and believe that theatre should go far beyond
entertainment! Bringing the show back to the West End means the world to us and
we can’t wait to dazzle the St James with a splash of Broadway.

Performance Dates: Tuesday 25th
August – Saturday 5th September 2015, 7.30pm Thursday and Saturday matinees, 2.30pm
No performances on Sundays

Running time: 2 hour 20 minutes
including interval

Location: St. James Theatre, 12
Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA

Box Office: Tickets are available
from www.stjamestheatre.co.uk or 0844 264 2140 from £15.

How to get there: St. James
Theatre is located a couple of minutes’ walk from Victoria station. The other
nearest underground stations are Victoria (on the District, Circle and Victoria
lines), Hyde Park Corner (on the Piccadilly line) and St James’s Park (on the
Circle and District lines). The nearest rail station is Victoria.

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Matt has been a theatre fan since childhood, regularly visiting theatres in his native Portsmouth and surrounding areas. He has been reviewing for some time, initially for local press outlets before starting his own site, Sitting in the Cheap Seats, in 2013. These days he can generally be found in the front row of the balcony in a theatre in the Southwest (or on trips to London), quietly thankful he is short enough not to notice the lack of legroom!
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Matt Merritt
Matt has been a theatre fan since childhood, regularly visiting theatres in his native Portsmouth and surrounding areas. He has been reviewing for some time, initially for local press outlets before starting his own site, Sitting in the Cheap Seats, in 2013. These days he can generally be found in the front row of the balcony in a theatre in the Southwest (or on trips to London), quietly thankful he is short enough not to notice the lack of legroom!

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