February 2013

Violinist Announced for The Night of 1000 Stars

February 1, 2013 08:38

Performers announced today for The Night of 1000 Stars® include violin sensation Diana Yukawa, Jason Robert Brown, Heather Headley, Debbie Kurup, Marcus Lovett, Christian Lund, Katie Rowley-Jones, Denise Van Outen, Kristen Beth Williams & Broadway legend, Len Cariou. The Night of 1000 Stars, the star-studded event celebrating musical theatre at the Royal Albert Hall, London, is to take place on Spring Bank Holiday Sunday May 5, 2013 and will fundraise for Gloria Hunniford’s cancer support charity, The Caron Keating Foundation. The first line-up of VIP performers for this year’s concert is announced today.

Stars confirmed from London’s West End include Heather Headley and Debbie Kurup (The Bodyguard), Denise van Outen and Tiffany Graves (Chicago), Katie Rowley-Jones (Wicked), Alex Bourne (Kiss Me Kate) Ian Knauer (Mamma Mia!), Marcus Lovett, Shona Lindsay and Tabitha Webb (The Phantom of the Opera) and Kristen Beth Williams (Top Hat). From Europe, Denmark’s leading man, Christian Lund; from the US, Jason Robert Brown (Parade), Kenneth Nichols (Show Boat) and Broadway Legend and TV star, Len Cariou (Blue Bloods on SKY Atlantic). Celebrated violin soloist Diana Yukawa will join the company on-stage.

The Night of 1000 Stars has delighted capacity audiences at the Royal Albert Hall since 1999 and has raised nearly half a million pounds for UK-based charities. On Spring Bank Holiday Sunday May 5, 2013, the star performers, the West End Chorus, Stephen Disley (organ) and The City of London Philharmonic will again perform a musical night to remember.

This year The Night of 1000 Stars will be celebrating the remarkable career of the King of Broadway, multi-award winner, Harold ‘Hal’ Prince. Musical items will come from Evita, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, The Phantom of the Opera, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Follies, Company, Cabaret, Candide, Parade, and more…

In 2013, The Night of 1000 Stars will again be for the benefit The Caron Keating Foundation. The Caron Keating Foundation makes a considerable difference to many individuals and families affected and dealing with cancer. It does this by assisting small but significant cancer charities who finance professional carers, treatment centres and support groups. It’s a family-run Foundation with broadcaster, Gloria Hunniford, as the administrator and its only costs are two part-time secretaries, meaning that almost all the money raised goes directly to the projects.

Gloria Hunniford, says: "We receive no Government support and our Foundation, in the name of our gorgeous Caron, is entirely reliant on generous people coming together to raise funds and awareness of the scourge of cancer. We are so grateful to everyone for supporting the Caron Keating Foundation. Thank you all.” The West End’s distinguished maestros, Kevin Amos and Stuart Morley, will once again supervise the massed musical forces; Kevan Allen and Dmitri Gruzdyev (from English National Ballet) will choreograph. Director Hugh Wooldridge says “This evening is a must for all who love musicals. Come along and hear the best performers in the world performing some of the greatest songs of the twentieth century. Come and join in the fun; whilst raising funds for this most splendid charity”.

The Night of 1000 Stars takes place on Sunday May 5, 2013 at 8.00pm Tickets start at £15.50 and are available from the Royal Albert Hall box office (020 7589 8212) or by visiting the Royal Albert Hall website.

The Night of 1000 Stars

Violinist Diana Yukawa

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