Monday, March 25, 2019

Curve’s White Christmas is set for a festive West End season at the Dominion Theatre

Is it ever too early to feel festive? Not for Danny Mac and Dan Burton who will star in the Curve Leicester production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical when it transfers to t…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Introducing the new Miss Hedge in the West End’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: Faye Tozer

Fresh from her success as a Strictly Come Dancing finalist, Steps star Faye Tozer is putting on those knockoff Jimmy Choos to play the part of Miss Hedge from 6 May to 3 August 2019 in t…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

First Night Takeover: Liza Sings Streisand at the Lyric Theatre

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of LIZA SINGS STREISAND, in which Liza Pulman pays tribute to the musical talents of Barbra Streis…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Drama school graduate Jac Yarrow is the West End’s new Joseph, making his professional stage debut at the London Palladium

You couldn’t make it up. Not only is ArtsEd graduate Jac Yarrow making his professional stage debut in the West End, he is doing so at the London Palladium, alongside Sheridan Smith and Ja…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Frozen The Musical will transfer from Broadway in autumn 2020 as the first production at the refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Wrap up warm because Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez and Jennifer Lee’s stage adaptation of the Disney favourite Frozen is on its way with the West End production named as the first t…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist receives professional UK premiere at Jack Studio Theatre

Queen of the Mist, Michael John LaChiusa’s award-winning musical based on the incredible true story of a groudnbreaking woman, will receive its professional UK premiere at the Jack Theatre…

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Danny Mac joins the UK tour of Amélie The Musical as full casting is announced

Romance is in the air as West End performer, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and TV actor Danny Mac joins the UK touring company of Amélie The Musical, based on the much-loved film, opposit…

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Peter Polycarpou is cast as Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum

Did you hear the gossip? The multi-talented Peter Polycarpou – well-known for his stage, film and TV performances – has been cast in the role of Don Quixote’s squire, Sancho Panza, alo…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Petula Clark & Joseph Millson will play the Bird Woman and Mr Banks in the new West End production of Mary Poppins

It’s shaping into quite a cast and we still have several months to wait before the opening! Joining Zizi Strallen’s Mary and Charlie Stemp’s Bert will be Joseph Millson, as Mr George …

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Critics are raving about... Waitress

One of a few big Broadway transfers to have hit the West End in recent months, WAITRESS is the irresistible musical from Sara Bareilles and the all-female creative team behind the original p…

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Twenty-eight years after playing the title role, Jason Donovan returns to the London Palladium to be the Pharaoh in Joseph & the Amazing Technicol

Is there a pattern emerging? First Michael Ball returns to Les Misérables to play Javert, now Jason Donovan will return to the London Palladium in the new production of Joseph & the Ama…

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Critics are raving about... Strike Up the Band at Upstairs at the Gatehouse

"Well worth waiting 90 years for": Mark Giesser exceedingly long-overdue UK premiere of the Gershwins' STRIKE UP THE BAND has been attracting some great reviews as well as two Offies nominat…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Critics Are Raving About...Come From Away

An unexpected hit when it originally opened on Broadway, COME FROM AWAY has flown the coop, finally landing in London's West End. Needless to say, this heartwarming new musical about the tri…

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New musical Summer Street – The Hilarious Aussie Soap Opera Musical heads to Brighton & London

Bringing sun, songs and 90s nostalgia, Summer Street – The Hilarious Aussie Soap Opera Musical! is heading to the Brighton Fringe before transferring to Waterloo East Theatre this May. As …

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Date is confirmed for a recovered Louise Redknapp to re-join the West End cast of 9 To 5 The Musical

That 9 To 5 The Musical clock has been ticking and now Louise Redknapp is ready to return to the Savoy Theatre, playing the role of Violet Newstead from 25 March to 29 June 2019. After suffe…

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'Hearing the audience’s laughter is the biggest lift of all': Liza Pulman on the joys of performing solo

How scary is it performing alone on a West End stage? How important is the relationship with an audience to a solo performer? In the second part of our Liza Sings Streisand interview, Liza P…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

First Night Takeover: Waitress

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of the delicious WAITRESS at the Adelphi Theatre. Perry was there on the Red Carpet – rubbing sh…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

'Cheese puns galore, from Camembert to Stinking Bishop': Beth Burrows on the Gershwins' Strike Up the Band

A musical about going to war over cheese? The puns just write themselves and the cast have had no end of fun with them, says STRIKE UP THE BAND's Beth Burrows. But which is her favourite Ger…

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Booking for the West End production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie extends to January 2020 as Layton Williams continues in the lead role

The dedicated fans of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie have nothing to worry about as the show’s producers have announced that the London run has been extended to Jan 2020. Not only that,…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

'It has the wackiness of a Marx Brothers film wrapped around a dark satire': Pippa Winslow on the Gershwins' Strike Up the Band

The Marx Brothers wrapped around a dark satire is what you'll get with little-known 1927 Broadway gem STRIKE UP THE BAND, says cast member Pippa Winslow. But which is her favourite Gershwin …

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Daniel Buckley, Hiba Elchikhe & Kayleigh McKnight are to star in new British musical Fiver at Southwark Playhouse

Two years on from a workshop at Live at Zédel, Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees’ new British musical Fiver is having its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse in July 2019 and the cast so …

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

'The silliness has kept us giggling for weeks': Adam Scott Pringle on the Gershwins' Strike Up the Band

What's your favourite Gershwin song? Actor and Frank Sinatra mega-fan Adam Scott Pringle is in no doubt... and he's pretty chuffed that he gets to croon it to co-star Charlotte Christensen i…

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'I pay tribute to Barbra Streisand, but it's by no means a tribute show': Liza Pulman on her West End-bound Liza Sings Streisand

From Glyndebourne to Fascinating Aida to Barbra Streisand, actor, singer and comedienne Liza Pulman has brought her extraordinary voice to a wide range of material. Now she's bringing her la…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

West End productions of Company & Come From Away lead the Olivier Awards 2019 nominations with The King & I & Six The Musical close behind

After much-anticipation actors Sheila Atim and Giles Terera announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019 today and it wasn’t long before the celebrations began for two West End mu…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Sheridan Smith makes her London Palladium debut as The Narrator in the West End’s new production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Sheridan Smith has busy winning acclaim for her television work, but the Olivier Award-winning actress’ performances onstage have always been popular too (not least in the musicals Legally…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

GALLERY: Check out the awesome Notflix improvising their way through some movie musical madness

A soulful The Shining? An a cappella Avengers? A Sondheim-esque Stand By Me? We don't know the shows being created in these images of Notflix, but they look awesome. Have a peek for yourselv…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Have you seen who's playing who in the Gershwins' Strike Up The Band?

Who's who in the much-anticipated London debut of the Gershwins' and George S Kaufman's 1927 musical STRIKE UP THE BAND? Catch up on casting, sneak-peek rehearsal shots and our new competiti…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Get news of which performers are joining Andy Nyman & Judy Kuhn in West End’s Fiddler on the Roof

The matches have been made and the performers chosen to join Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn in the West End transfer of Menier Chocolate Factory’s Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Trevor Nunn an…

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Carrie Hope Fletcher & Jamie Muscato perform the second single from upcoming album Heathers the Musical – Original West End Cast Recording

Time to go get a slushie and watch Carrie Hope Fletcher & Jamie Muscato perform ‘Seventeen’, the second single released for digital download from the upcoming album Heathers the Musi…

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Casting is announced for The Best of... Rock Musicals at at London’s Eventim Apollo on 12 May

On 12 May 2019 at London’s Eventim Apollo there will be two concerts of The Best of… Rock Musicals for the benefit of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and there are plenty of West End a…

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Six The Musical is all set to host its first Sing Along West End performance at the Arts Theatre

Fans of Six, the concert-style hit musical featuring the six wives of Henry VIII as a girl group, are to get the chance to be Queen for a night at the show’s first Sing Along show in the W…

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