"Jule Styne is simply the best there is at what he does - his song list reads like the history of American popular music. There's only one Jule Styne, and I love him." Frank Sinatra
"Any composer who could write for a Sinatra and a Streisand in one lifetime is lucky." Jule Styne
Starring a stellar cast of West End stars and created exclusively for The Crazy Coqs, Everything's Coming Up Roses celebrates Jule Styne, the man behind some of the most iconic music of Broadway's Golden Age. Featuring hit songs from musicals such as Gypsy, Funny Girl, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes & Bells Are Ringing, as well as some rare undiscovered gems, this evening promises to delight and dazzle audiences with songs such as People, Don't Rain On My Parade, Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend and of course Everything's Coming Up Roses.
Devised & directed by Alastair Knights (Putting It Together, The Elaine Paige Show), featuring new arrangements by Musical Director Alex Parker (Stephen Ward, Putting It Together, The Pajama Game) and starring Anna Francolini, Simon Bailey, Tim Flavin & Amy Lennox, this promises to be a night of musical theatre bliss.
Jule Styne ranks as one of the undisputed architects of American musical theatre. He developed a feel for popular music working with the Jazz bands of 1920s Chicago and as vocal coach to 1930s Hollywood stars including Shirley Temple and Alice Faye. Teaming up with lyricist Sammy Cahn in the 1940s, he created a string of Hit Parade leaders including the Oscar-winning Three Coins In The Fountain.
In addition to Sammy Cahn, Styne collaborated with Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Leo Robin and E.Y. Harburg.