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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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  • Billy Elliot the Musical - Mr. Braithwaite

    20:45, Sun 21st June 2020 - Fri 26th June 2020 at London Palladium

    Billy Elliot the Musical is a musical based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot. The music is by Elton John, and book and lyrics are by Lee Hall, who wrote the film's screenplay. The plot revolves around moth…

  • The Visit - Matilda

    20:30, Mon 3rd August 2020 - Fri 7th August 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

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

  • South Pacific - Reeds

    20:30, Tue 13th October 2020 - Fri 16th October 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    20:15, Tue 20th October 2020 - Fri 23rd October 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    19:45, Tue 27th October 2020 - Fri 30th October 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate success,…

  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes - Joe Pitt

    21:00, Tue 13th October 2020 - Sat 17th October 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:30, Tue 20th October 2020 - Sat 24th October 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    19:15, Tue 27th October 2020 - Sat 31st October 2020 at Gielgud Theatre

    Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. The two parts of the play are separately presentable and enti…

  • A Chorus Line - Costume Designer

    19:45, Tue 8th December 2020 - Fri 11th December 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    17:00, Tue 15th December 2020 - Fri 18th December 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    19:45, Tue 22nd December 2020 - Fri 25th December 2020 at Globe Theatre, London

    A Chorus Line is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centred on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on…

  • Cyrano de Bergerac - Publicity Designer

    19:15, Sat 2nd January 2021 at Random Venue 35
    19:45, Mon 4th January 2021 at Random Venue 12
    19:15, Thu 7th January 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    16:00, Sun 10th January 2021 at Barbican Centre
    19:30, Mon 11th January 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:00, Wed 13th January 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:00, Sat 16th January 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play is a fictionalization of his life that follows the broad outlines of it.
    The entire…

  • The Sound of Music - Rolf Gruber

    19:15, Wed 27th January 2021 at Random Venue 77
    19:45, Sat 30th January 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    19:45, Mon 1st February 2021 at Random Venue 96
    21:30, Wed 3rd February 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:00, Thu 4th February 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:30, Fri 5th February 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    22:00, Sun 7th February 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    19:15, Wed 10th February 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:00, Sat 13th February 2021 at The Old Vic

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • Evita - Technical Director

    19:30, Mon 1st March 2021 - Sat 6th March 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The…

  • Elisabeth - Producer

    21:00, Mon 28th June 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Elisabeth is a Viennese, German-language musical commissioned by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, with book/lyrics by Michael Kunze and music by Sylvester Levay. It portrays the life and death of Empress…

  • Blood Brothers - Mickey

    20:45, Tue 31st August 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    21:00, Wed 1st September 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    19:15, Fri 3rd September 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:30, Sun 5th September 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:15, Mon 6th September 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:15, Tue 7th September 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:30, Thu 9th September 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:15, Sat 11th September 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Blood Brothers is a musical with musics, lyrics and a book by Willy Russell, based loosely on the 1844 novella The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas. The story is a contemporary nature vs. nurture…

  • The Music Man - Costume Designer

    18:15, Tue 26th October 2021 - Sat 30th October 2021 at Random Venue 68

    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…

  • The Importance of Being Earnest - Lady Bracknell

    19:15, Mon 8th November 2021 - Sat 13th November 2021 at Random Venue 47

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the…

  • Beauty and the Beast - Belle

    13:30, Mon 22nd November 2021 - Sat 27th November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and a book by Linda Woolverton, based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name. Seven new songs were…

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