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Wrote score for "Stop The World, I Want To Get Off" with Leslie Bricusse


One of Broadway’s greatest leading men, Anthony Newley, was born in born George Anthony Newley in Hackney, London on September 24, 1931. His personal hit parade includes numerous film and stage musicals, highlighted by Stop the World, I Want to Get Off and The Roar of the Greasepaint (The Smell of the Crowd).

Newley's beginnings in the entertainment industry go back to his departure from regular school at the age of 14. Soon after he was accepted as a student at the Italia Conti stage school and a few weeks later won the title role in the film The Adventures of Dusty Bates. The following year (1948), he starred in Peter Ustinov’s film Vice Versa and then as the Artful Dodger in David Lean’s classic production of Oliver Twist.

By the mid-1950’s, Newley was well-known throughout the world as an actor and in 1957 he starred in 6 major films. His singing career began with a 1959 film Idle on Parade, in which he performed four of his own songs that would later become Billboard hits. He also appeared in the ongoing television series, Saturday Spectaculars, and he won additional plaudits for his revue, Cranks. As an actor, he also enjoyed important successes in such films as Dr. Doolittle and Sweet November.

In 1961, songwriter Leslie Bricusse suggested to Newley that they write a show together. The product was the successful Stop the World - I Want to Get Off, which starred and was directed by Newley. The show ran on Broadway for 556 performances and several of its songs (“What Kind of Fool Am I?”,…

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Discography Highlights

WHO CAN I TURN TO (WHEN NOBODY NEEDS ME) Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
TRO - Musical Comedy Productions, Inc.

FEELING GOOD Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
TRO - Musical Comedy Productions, Inc.

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