THE MUSIC titled ‘Everything Stops’
The opening track for ‘U.Me: The Musical’ titled Everything Stops premiered today, Tuesday, April 20. The track performed by Anoushka Lucas will also debut on streaming platforms from Friday, April 23. The West-End stars are also adding their own voices from the lockdown and joining the cast as special guest backing singers.
Ahead of the premiere of ‘U.Me:The Musical’, which takes place on May 12 at 8 p.m. on BBC World Service, listeners have the chance to hear the show’s funk-focused opening with music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson, produced by Steve Levine and sung by Anoushka Lucas who plays co-lead character Rose. Echoing thoughts and feelings felt around the world, the track explores the initial discovery of videoconferencing work, those snapshots of co-workers’ homes, the faces of people never met before, and the pain of coming back to life and life. love. Everything Stops is the perfect introduction to “U’Me: The Musical,” a mega-musical with big emotions on an explosive multi-genre score – described as Normal People Meets Taylor Swift feat. The Weeknd and staged on Broadway.Besides Anoushka Lucas, the cast also includes co-director Martin Sarreal as Ryo, Nicole Deon as Alyssa and Kevin Shen as Kenji and a very special appearance by Stephen Fry as narrator. For this exhilarating new musical, the cast will also be joined by an array of West End stars, during the lockdown, adding to the backing vocals of the musical. They include: Soophia Foroughi – Prince of Egypt, Tyrone Huntley – Jesus Christ Superstar, Sejal Keshwala – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Evie Rose Lane -Footloose and Jamie Muscato – Heathers. The casting is completed by students from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) founded by Paul McCartney. Bringing together an incredible team, ‘U.Me: The Musical’ is a UK regional production for UK and international audiences on BBC World Service and will feature lyrics and music by Theo Jamieson (former Music Director of ‘ Everybody’s Talking About Jamie ” and “ Here Lies Love ”), a musical production by Liverpool-based Steve Levine (famous for his work with Culture Club, The Clash and The Beach Boys) and cast by Will Burton (director of casting for the likes of “Matilda” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”). The book is written by Simon Pitts and Theo Jamieson and the musical is created by Simon Pitts, BBC World Service.A cultural response to a unique global collective experience, the musical will not only deliver the benefits of a good musical to listeners: hope, joy and consolation, but will also employ and support British creatives: singers, musicians, mixing engineers, orchestrators, etc. in a sector with reduced work opportunities. The musical will feature contemporary musicians as well as the BBC Philharmonic with over 60 musicians across the North West of England, all recording their parts remotely due to pandemic restrictions, which will be mixed by Steve Levine in his Liverpool studio. hour and will have its world premiere at 8 p.m. BST on May 12, 2021 on BBC World Service and will be headlined for a podcast on BBC Sounds.