Whatsonstage.com has some more details on Yusuf Islam’s debut of his original musical “Moonshadow” at the Winners’ Concert for their Theatregoers’ Choice Awards this weekend.
[T]he audience will get an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming world premiere of Moonshadow, a new musical by Yusuf Islam, the British singer-songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens. As part of the stellar evening – hosted, as previously announced, by Gavin & Stacey’s James Corden and Two Pints of Lager’s Sheridan Smith at the Prince of Wales Theatre, the West End home of Mamma Mia!, at 7pm this Sunday 15 February 2009 – Siobhan McCarthy, the original Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!, will sing the Cat Stevens’ ballad “Wild World” from Moonshadow.
The new musical is written by Yusuf Islam and features other Cat Stevens’ hits from the 1960s and 70s such as “Morning Has Broken”, “Peace Train”, “Father and Son”, “Oh Very Young” and the song from which the show takes its title.
They also give more information on Siobhan McCarthy:
Siobhan McCarthy’s other West End credits include Medea, Blood Brothers, Dancing at Lughnasa, Les Miserables, Chess, On Your Toes, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for originating the lead role of Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!.