Another week, another musical theatre star. On Sunday 27 October the Clock Out Check In team visited Cadogan Hall in West London to attend Jeremy Jordan’s latest London concert. For those who aren’t familiar with Jeremy Jordan, he is an American actor who is currently starring in the Netflix series American Son. But Mr Jordan is best known for his stunning singing voice. In fact, he is so good you should be logging on to Youtube right after you finish reading this article to watch him sing ‘She Used To Be Mine’ from Waitress.
But before I tell you all about how good the concert was, I wanted to spend a moment on the venue – Cadogan Hall. This was our first time at Cadogan Hall and we were really impressed with it as a concert venue. Tucked away from Sloane Square in West London, Cadogan Hall is normally home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has a 950-seat capacity. It was packed to the rafters on our visit but for such a large venue, the sight lines were great and the concert felt very intimate.
Where to start on this show? I have wanted to see Jeremy Jordan since first seeing him perform in the television show ‘Smash’. He did not disappoint! In between three standing ovations, Jordan reeled through a number of classics including a Disney medley and the hit song ‘Broadway Here I Come’ from Smash.
He was joined on stage by his Musical Director, pianist and medley magician, Benjamin Rauhala who at times threatened to steal the limelight with his wonderfully camp humour. But as soon as Jeremy Jordan began singing all attention was on him. He thoroughly deserves his reputation as having one of the best voices on Broadway and he soared through a number of new songs including a modern interpretation of ‘Oh What A Beautiful Morning’ from Oklahoma and ‘At Last’ by Etta James.
The whole show was brilliant and we can’t wait to see him in London again soon.
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