Ounce by ounce, Olivier winners David Bedella and Janie Dee and and more are Putting It Together in London! Directed by Alastair Knights, the new production of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved revue will begin performances January 14, 2014 at the St. James Theatre. Putting It Together will play a limited engagement through February 1.
Putting it Together will star Bedella, Dee, Daniel Crossley (Mary Poppins), Damian Humbley (Company at the Sheffield Crucible) and Caroline Sheen (Les Miserables). Set at a cocktail party in New York City, Putting It Together tells the story of two couples—one middle-aged and married, and one just starting out—who explore the complexities that make up modern relationships, set to iconic Stephen Sondheim songs.
The revue originally premiered in 1993 at New York City Center, starring Stephen Collins, Christopher Durang, Michael Rupert, Rachel York and Julie Andrews. It opened at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 1999. The revue features dozens of Sondheim songs, including “Rich and Happy,” “Could I Leave You?,” “Marry Me a Little,” “Being Alive,” and “Old Friends.”
Bedella garnered an Olivier Award for his performance in Jerry Springer—The Opera. His additional British theater credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. His film and TV credits include Holby City, Batman Begins, Red Light Runners and Alexander.
Dee earned Oliviers for Carousel and Comic Potential. Her additional British theater credits include Hello, Dolly!, Noises Off, All’s Well That Ends Well, Private Lives, The Apple Cart, Shadowlands, Betrayal and Anyone Can Whistle. Her film and TV credits include The Virtuoso, Me and Orson Welles, Wild and The Bathroom.