News: Line-up revealed for REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals

A line-up of greats from the West End and Broadway will join together for a unique night of musical theatre at REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals on 18 September at 7pm, which will be livestreamed online in support of charity Mercury Musical Developments (MMD) and Musical Theatre Network (MTN).

Titans of musical theatre are supporting emerging musical theatre talent, gifting their favourite songs cut from classic shows, or chosen stunning songs from their new projects; culminating in an incredible evening of 16 never before-heard-songs, for one night only!

The line-up will feature:

◉ Tony Award-winning Six writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss – presenting a new composition, “How Far We’ve Come”, sung by original cast member Natalie Paris.

◉ Tony Award-winning writing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Anastasia) – with a number from their forthcoming Broadway show Little Dancer. The tune is titled “Life Of The Person” and is performed by Adrian Lester.

◉ Oscar winner Don Black and Debbie Wiseman’s “It’s Still Me In Here” from their brand new musical Feather Boy – sung by Anita Dobson.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s song “I Could Not Miss You More”, which was cut from the movie Gnomeo and Juliet. It is sung by Duncan James.

◉ New writer Urielle Klein Mekongo, who sings her composition “Nobody’s There” from Black Power Desk.

◉ Emerging writers Kit Buchan and Jim Barne, with their jettisoned number “Midtown Christmas Eve” from The Season, sung by Grace Mouat (Legally Blonde) and Dan Partridge (Grease).

Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s cut number from Miss Saigon, “Too Much for One Heart”, sung by Desmonda Cathabel (winner of 2022 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of The Year).

Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), who supplies “Leaving Myself Behind” from his new project Marley. He will accompany the Broadway actor Michael McCorry Rose on the piano.

◉ Composer / lyricist  Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), with “It Should Be Funny” from the musical Jerry Christmas, written with Daniel Goldfarb (The Amazing Mrs Maisel), and sung by Olivier Award-winner Janie Dee (Follies).

◉ Tony Award-winning actor and writer Douglas Hodge (101 Dalmatians), who will perform “Counting The Hairs” from his musical Wigmaker, written with dramatist Bryony Lavery.

◉ A duet from Masi Asare (Paradise Square), titled “How Would You Know?” from new show Rishvor, sung by Alice Fearn (Come From Away, Wicked) and Aisha Jawando (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical).

Stuart Brayson’s song “You And Me Buddy”, written for From Here to Eternity. It will be performed by George Maguire (Sunny Afternoon) and Luke Friend (The X Factor finalist).

Omar Baroud (Cliff in Cabaret) will be singing a duet “Without” from his new musical After Elijah with Hanna Khogali (Britannicus). Omar is the most recent recipient of the Stiles plus Drewe Mentorship Award in association with MMD.

◉ Another brand-new musical song from Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic) from his current writing project The Great Bridge about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The number, “For My Father”, is sung by Luke McCall (Les Misérables).

George Stiles and Anthony Drewe‘s “Mrs Me”, written for a rom-com movie, “which like so many projects in Tinseltown bit the dust long before the final script”, will be sung by Michael Ahomka-Lindsay (Legally Blonde).

◉ Canadian husband and wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Come From Away), who have gifted an early song, “Subway Sparrow”, sung by Frances Mayli McCann (Bonnie and Clyde).

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