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CLARE BURT - the acclaimed West End stage star who helped introduce London audiences to shows like Nine, Into The Woods, Sunday In The Park With George, Passion and more - will make her New York performance debut next month. Her show "Now You Know" will have an exclusive week-long run at the Metropolitan Room from Tuesday, March 9, through Saturday, March 13. "Now You Know" features theater songs by composers such as Stephen Sondheim ("Now You Know"), Jerry Herman ("Best In The World" from A Day In Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine), Jule Styne ("Cornet Man"), Scott Frankel & Michael Corie ("Another Winter In A Summer Town") and Adam Guettel ("Fable"), in additional to international favorites popularized by Charles Aznavour ("And I In My Chair'), Edith Piaf ("Padam Padam") and Antonio Carlos Jobim ("One Note Samba").
Musical Director and arranger Nigel Lilley- Musical Director for the London productions of Spring Awakening, Sweet Charity and the acclaimed Broadway-bound revival of La Cage Aux Folles -will lead a trio of musicians.
When this show debuted at London's Pizza On The Park in 2009, Mark Shentonin, What's On Stage, raved that Clare displays "the sort of intensity thatmarks out the truly great performers". Her New York debut will help celebrate the release of her debut solo CD recorded live in concert lastyear. A regular at London's famed Donmar Warehouse, Burt starred in the David Leveaux's production of Nine: The Musical that inspired the Tony Awardwinning Broadway revival. Her portrayal of Carla, which Jane Krakowski performed to much acclaim in New York, was hailed as "a major star turn" by The Spectator. She was called "superb" by the London Independent and "highlytalented and extremely glamorous" by The Guardian. According to the London Daily Express, "gorgeous, pouting Clare Burt wrapped in nothing but a towel gives Marilyn Monroe a run for her money." As "The Witch" in John Crowley'sproduction of Into The Woods at the Donmar, she was called "splendidly malicious" by The Times of London and "intelligent, powerful andfascinatingly equivocal" by What's On.
Other West End credits include "Susan" in the Sam Mendes production of Company at the Donmar, "Maggie" in A Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, "Rose" in Aspects of Love, "Grizabella" in Cats and "Fosca" in Passion. Ms. Burt has also worked extensively in film and television and was last seen playing the role of "Nurse Hulme" in BAFTA Award winning "Criminal Justice." Most recently,Clare has appeared at the Royal National Theatre as "Mrs. Milcote" in Coram Boy and "Jean Shehan" in The Miracle. Ms. Burt divides her time between London, England and Normandy, France.
Show times are Tuesday at 7:00PM; Wednesday at 7:30 PM; Thursday at 9:45 PM; and Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM. Please call (212)206-0440 or purchase tickets online at http://www.metropolitanroom.com/.