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Lena Horne

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an African American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.
Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Due to the Red Scare and her left-leaning political views, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood.
Returning to her roots as a nightclub performer, Horne took part in the March on Washington in August 1963, and continued to work as a performer, both in nightclubs and on television, while releasing well-received record albums. She announced her retirement in March 1980, but the next year starred in a one-woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which ran for more than three hundred performances on Broadway and earned her numerous awards and accolades. She continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000.

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Lena Horne is preparing for

  • The Music Man - Master Carpenter

    19:30, Mon 2nd November 2020 - Sun 8th November 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    17:00, Mon 9th November 2020 - Sun 15th November 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:30, Mon 16th November 2020 - Sun 22nd November 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer…

  • Pippin - Catherine

    19:30, Wed 2nd December 2020 - Sun 6th December 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

    Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses…

  • The Visit - Hoby

    19:15, Tue 12th January 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Visit is a 1956 tragicomic play by Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

  • Mamma Mia! - Percussion

    16:15, Sun 24th January 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Mamma Mia! is a stage musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. The title of the…

  • Funny Girl - Clarinet

    19:15, Wed 3rd March 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:45, Sat 6th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    19:15, Mon 8th March 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    22:15, Wed 10th March 2021 at Random Venue 16
    20:00, Fri 12th March 2021 at Random Venue 24
    19:45, Sun 14th March 2021 at Random Venue 100
    20:00, Tue 16th March 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:15, Fri 19th March 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne…

  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark - Oboe

    19:45, Sat 6th March 2021 at Random Venue 65
    10:15, Sun 7th March 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:15, Wed 10th March 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:30, Sat 13th March 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    19:30, Mon 15th March 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    11:30, Wed 17th March 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:00, Fri 19th March 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    19:45, Sun 21st March 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a 2011 rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spid…

  • Grease - The Teen Angel

    20:30, Tue 11th May 2021 - Fri 14th May 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    20:00, Tue 18th May 2021 - Fri 21st May 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    21:00, Tue 25th May 2021 - Fri 28th May 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell…

  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - Alfred

    20:15, Mon 16th August 2021 - Sat 21st August 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:15, Mon 23rd August 2021 - Sat 28th August 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:30, Mon 30th August 2021 - Sat 4th September 2021 at The Old Vic

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966. The play expands upon the exploits of two minor…

  • Pippin - Pippin

    20:45, Mon 6th September 2021 - Sat 11th September 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses…

  • All's Well That Ends Well - Countess of Rousillon, Duke of Florence

    19:45, Sun 5th December 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:15, Tue 7th December 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    19:45, Fri 10th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:15, Mon 13th December 2021 at London Palladium
    19:30, Thu 16th December 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    19:45, Sat 18th December 2021 at Random Venue 35
    19:30, Mon 20th December 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:30, Wed 22nd December 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:30, Thu 23rd December 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:15, Sat 25th December 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It is traditionally believed to have been written between 1604 and 1605, and was originally published in the First Folio in 1623.
    Though origi…

  • Oliver! - Publicity Designer

    19:45, Wed 15th December 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    19:45, Thu 16th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:45, Fri 17th December 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    19:30, Mon 20th December 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:00, Wed 22nd December 2021 at Random Venue 66

    Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
    It premièred in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a succ…

  • Assassins - Drums

    19:45, Mon 20th December 2021 - Sat 25th December 2021 at The Old Vic

    Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-st…

  • God of Carnage - Publicist

    20:00, Wed 19th January 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:30, Thu 20th January 2022 at Savoy Theatre
    22:00, Sun 23rd January 2022 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:30, Mon 24th January 2022 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:00, Tue 25th January 2022 at Random Venue 81
    19:30, Fri 28th January 2022 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:15, Sun 30th January 2022 at The Old Vic
    18:15, Mon 31st January 2022 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:30, Tue 1st February 2022 at Random Venue 72
    19:15, Fri 4th February 2022 at Savoy Theatre

    God of Carnage is a play by Yasmina Reza. It is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the…

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