West End stars to celebrate female achievement in song cycle Well-Behaved Women

Last Updated on 1 June 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Carmel Dean’s Well-Behaved Women at Cadogan Hall will feature Maisey Bawden, Anna-Jane Casey, Janie Dee, Nicole Raquel Dennis, Kerry Ellis, Cassidy Janson and other West End stars

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Some of the West End’s biggest stars are to celebrate women across history in Well-Behaved Women, a show featuring the songs of Carmel Dean, at Cadogan Hall in London.

The cast comprises Maisey Bawden (Lady Liberty), Anna-Jane Casey (Billie Jean King and Janet Armstrong), Janie Dee (Eleanor Roosevelt), Nicole Raquel Dennis (Eve), Hiba Elchikhe (Cleopatra and Malala Yousafzai), Kerry Ellis (Boudicca), Gabriela García (Frida Kahlo), Cassidy Janson (Virginia Woolf), Rachel John (Maya Angelou), Linda John-Pierre (Harriet Tubman) and Rachael Wooding (Mary Magdalene).

Produced by Lambert Jackson, the “song cycle” is directed by another musical theatre star, Julie Atherton, with musical direction by Ellie Verkerk. The concert will feature an all-female live band.

It will run for one night only at Cadogan Hall on 3 September 2021. Tickets are on sale now.

The powerful and often hilarious songs will celebrate the ways in which the bad-ass behaviour of famous women helped them make history.

In a statement, producers Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson said: “To be able to celebrate and commemorate those who have fought the fight for equality in all forms before us, in such a fun and moving way, is an honour, and to have gathered this incredible group of women in one performance shows the passion and dedication that all involved possess for this incredibly important topic.

“Inspired by the emergence of the #MeToo movement, these stories of courage, strength and resilience are memorialised through music in the most special of ways.”

Well-Behaved Women premiered in two sold-out performances at Joe’s Pub in New York City in January last year, with Broadway stars including Liz Callaway, LaChanze, Bonnie Milligan, Barbara Walsh and Andrea Burns.

Dean’s first musical, Renascence, about American poet Edna St Vincent Millay, ran Off-Broadway in 2018. She was also musical director on Broadway musical If/Then starring Idina Menzel and LaChanze.


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