Following a 14-month absence, the West End’s platform for contemporary musical theatre returns with an unexpectedly British twist. Launched in November 2003 to present a selection of brand new US musical theatre work in the West End for the first time, Notes from New York enjoyed a succession of sell-out at the Arts Theatre, the Donmar Warehouse and Trafalgar Studios, where it presented a ‘finale’ in November 2004 (See News, 20 Oct 2004). The series featured work by American composers such as Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Lippa. This time round, the show will be called Not(es) from New York, and will star Joanna Riding and Richard Dempsey - alongside series stalwarts Paul Spicer and Julie Atherton - performing a selection of songs by up-and-coming British talents Charles Miller (Build Me a Bridge, No One in the World) and Grant Olding (Three Sides, A Celebrity Chef Ate My Hamster, Spittin’ Distance.) The concert will take place at the West End’s Duchess Theatre on Sunday 19 March 2006, with tickets ranging from £11 to £30.