WhatsOnStage is pleased to begin a new series with New York sister site TheaterMania.com. Associate editor Bethany Rickwald shares the exciting goings on in the New York theatre community as they relate to London
Julie Atherton is a musical theatre actress best known as an original West End cast member of puppet musical Avenue Q. Her other credits include Mamma Mia!, Out of this World and Fame, and she is a founder member of Notes From New York, a company dedicated to showcasing the work of US composers in the West End. She released her own album, A Girl of Few Words, in 2006, and is currently appearing in the UK premiere of American Adam Gwon’s musical Ordinary Days at the Finborough Theatre. She is returning to the cast of Avenue Q from 1 December until it closes on 28 March 2009, and headlines the Christmas in New York concert alongside Maria Friedman at the Lyric Theatre on 7 December.