Noel Sullivan in Seasons Of Larson at the Lyric Theatre
Back in November we first heard the news that the Lyric Theatre would be housing a celebration of Jonathan Larson in January 2016.
The single night event is getting closer and closer so it’s little wonder we’re beginning to hear more about the production and today it revealed two more performers set to tread the boards in the West End, joining those already announced in the forms of Krysten Cummings, Damian Flood and Debbie Kurup.
Noel Sullivan is one of those new names and he is set to join the production alongside Anton Stephans. Together they will work with director Grant Murphy.
Seasons Of Larson is staged on the twentieth anniversary of composer Jonathan Larson’s death on 25th January 1996. It was a surprise for his fans back then, who had only just been introduced to his then-new project Rent. He would win great praise for his compositions in the musical and his legacy was built on this and the prestigious awards he won. However, the acclaimed composer was also known for his work with the show tick, tick...BOOM!
The line-up of stars recruited to help in this celebration of his output have all accumulated a wealth of credits, some of which have been in previous productions of Rent, such as Debbie Kurup, Krysten Cummings and Damien Flood. Sullivan’s credits have largely been musicals such as Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre, plus touring productions of We Will Rock You and Rock Of Ages. Audiences that head to the Shaftesbury Theatre, however, are more likely to recognise him from his work with the pop group Hear’Say in the early 2000s. His other credits include Flashdance and the television show Gavin & Stacey.
The Lyric Theatre is the ongoing home of Thriller Live, another show celebrating the work of a well known figure of the music world, Michael Jackson. That musical opened back in 2009 and is showing no signs of ending any time soon.
But the show’s down time is usually on a Monday and this is when Seasons Of Larson will make its one-off appearance on Monday 25th January 2016.