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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

  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark - Keys

    22:00, Fri 22nd January 2021 - Wed 27th January 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    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…

  • Hairspray - Lighting Designer

    11:45, Sat 23rd January 2021 - Wed 27th January 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include…

  • Henry V - Henry V

    19:45, Mon 25th January 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:15, Tue 26th January 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:30, Thu 28th January 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    12:15, Sat 30th January 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:00, Mon 1st February 2021 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:45, Tue 2nd February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    14:30, Wed 3rd February 2021 at Random Venue 65
    17:45, Sat 6th February 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:30, Sun 7th February 2021 at Barbican Centre

    Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the…

  • August: Osage County - Karen Weston

    19:30, Tue 2nd February 2021 - Sat 6th February 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    August: Osage County is a darkly comedic play by Tracy Letts. It was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago on 28 June 2007, and…

  • Lord of the Dance - Erin the Goddess

    20:45, Wed 7th July 2021 - Mon 12th July 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Lord of the Dance is an Irish musical and dance production that was created, choreographed, and produced by Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley, who also took a starring role. The music for the show…

  • Camelot - Cello

    20:30, Thu 8th July 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:15, Sun 11th July 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:45, Mon 12th July 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    20:45, Tue 13th July 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White tetralogy novel The Once and Future King.
    The original 1960 production,…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Producer

    17:30, Sun 1st August 2021 at Random Venue 5
    20:45, Mon 2nd August 2021 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:15, Tue 3rd August 2021 at The Old Vic
    20:15, Wed 4th August 2021 at Globe Theatre, London
    20:15, Sat 7th August 2021 at Random Venue 38
    20:30, Mon 9th August 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    18:45, Wed 11th August 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    12:15, Thu 12th August 2021 at Random Venue 25
    20:45, Sun 15th August 2021 at Random Venue 20
    12:45, Mon 16th August 2021 at Random Venue 43

    A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947,…

  • Faust - Costume Designer

    20:30, Tue 17th August 2021 - Sat 21st August 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:15, Tue 24th August 2021 - Sat 28th August 2021 at Royal Court Theatre
    23:45, Tue 31st August 2021 - Sat 4th September 2021 at Royal Court Theatre

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust is a tragic play in two parts: Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil and Faust. Der Tragödie zweiter Teil. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the…

  • Equus - Horseman

    21:00, Thu 23rd September 2021 - Sun 26th September 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses.
    Shaffer was inspired…

  • Lysistrata - Lysistrata

    19:15, Thu 10th February 2022 - Wed 16th February 2022 at The Old Vic

    Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnes…

  • The Cherry Orchard - Feers

    21:00, Sat 9th April 2022 at Random Venue 40
    20:45, Sun 10th April 2022 at Random Venue 39
    20:15, Wed 13th April 2022 at Random Venue 49

    The Cherry Orchard is Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's last play. It premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre 17 January 1904 in a production directed by Constantin Stanislavski. Chekhov intended this play…

  • Woyzeck - Producer, Marie

    20:15, Thu 28th April 2022 - Sun 1st May 2022 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Thu 5th May 2022 - Sun 8th May 2022 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:30, Thu 12th May 2022 - Sun 15th May 2022 at Royal Opera House, London

    Woyzeck is a stage play written by Georg Büchner. He left the work incomplete at his death, but it has been variously and posthumously "finished" by a variety of authors, editors and translators. Woyzec…

  • Annie Get Your Gun - Tommy Keeler

    20:30, Thu 26th May 2022 - Tue 31st May 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:45, Thu 2nd June 2022 - Tue 7th June 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:15, Thu 9th June 2022 - Tue 14th June 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music written by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakl…

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