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Kerrigan and Lowdermilk return to St James Studio

Michael Arden

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ON MONDAY, June 16, 2014, American actor Michael Arden will join West End stars Julie Atherton, Lucie Jones and Stuart Matthew Price alongside award-winning Off Broadway writing duo Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk to showcase their work at the St. James Studio in Kerrigan-Lowdermilk: One (More) Night in London.

Kerrigan and 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 theatre and pop music.

Kerrigan (words) and 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 No 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, was 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 and subsequently starred in the 2004 off-Broadway show Bare, a Pop Opera. His other theatre credits include the Twyla Tharp musical, The Times They Are A-Changin’, based on the music of Bob Dylan (Broadway) and the lead role in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory).

In 2007, Arden toured Europe with Barbra Streisand as one of her “Broadway Boys”. He is currently staring alongside Charlie Sheen in the hit US Comedy Anger Management for Comedy Central.

Julie Atherton originated the role of Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in the West End production of Avenue Q, having made her West End debut in the lead role of Sophie in Mamma Mia!.

Lucie Jones was recently in American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre and played Meatloaf in the international tour of We Will Rock You. She also played Cosette in the West End production of Les Miserables.

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 (Southwark Playhouse), The Sound Of Music (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Dear World (Charring Cross Theatre), Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) and Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola Theatre).

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.

Tickets: £15, £20, £25. To book, call the box office on 0844 264 2140 or visit www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/.

Time: 8pm.