Monday, February 18, 2019

More casting for the London premiere of The Light in the Piazza with Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker & Liam Tamne joining the line-up

First it was exciting that London audiences were going to finally get a chance to see a full staging of Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza, starring Renée Fleming and …

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

OPINION: With Anastasia soon to close on Broadway, Louisa May explains why she thinks the musical is so special

So it’s official. On March 31st the Broadway production of Anastasia will take one last Journey to the Past. If you need a moment to wipe away a little tear and celebrate this fabulous sta…

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OPINION: With Anastasia soon to close on Broadway, Chloe Fry explains why she thinks the musical is so special

So it’s official. On March 31st the Broadway production of Anastasia will take one last Journey to the Past. If you need a moment to wipe away a little tear and celebrate this fabulous sta…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Meet the star of the UK stage premiere & touring production of Amélie The Musical: It’s Audrey Brisson

Perhaps best known to UK theatre-goers for her roles in The Grinning Man and La Strada, French-Canadian actress Audrey Brisson has been cast as the iconic Amélie Poulain in the musical stag…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

The new Tina & Ike in the West End production of Tina The Musical will be Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & Ashley Zhangazha

They are big shoes to fill but we have the feeling that Nkeki Obi-Melekwe is going to make her mark in her West End debut as Tina in the record-breaking run of Tina – The Tina Turner Music…

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WATCH: Have you seen the new trailer for Club Tropicana starring Joe McElderry?

Where the drinks are free, there's fun and sunshine...enough for everyone. Yup, CLUB TROPICANA has arrived! This fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80’s stars Joe McElderry and t…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Chichester’s new season: James Nesbitt & Sheila Hancock star in Tim Firth’s This Is My Family & Josie Lawrence leads the cast of Oklahoma!

There’s something old and something new when it comes to the musicals lined up for Chichester Festival Theatre’s Festival 2019 and just look at the casting. There’s the Rodgers and Ham…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

London’s Charing Cross Theatre plays host to the UK professional premiere of Michel Legrand’s award-winning musical Amour

It’s bitter sweet for producer Danielle Tarento as she brings the late Michel Legrand’s five-time Tony-nominated musical Amour – a musical fantasy about daring to dream and the power o…

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WATCH: #HamiltonHumpDay - Jimmy Fallon joins the Puerto Rico cast of Hamilton for "The Story of Tonight"

After what seemed like forever, the world finally got to see Lin-Manuel Miranda onstage as HAMILTON again! Lin joined the Puerto Rico cast for a short run and everyone was feeling the love! …

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Suanne Braun to star in the UK premiere of Sailing Somewhere at Live at Zedel

Stargate star Suanne Braun, who was last seen in sci-fi musical Fanatical, is cruising back onto the London stage this month, appearing in Sailing Somewhere at Live at Zedel. The one-woman p…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Cassidy Janson, Oliver Tompsett & Jordan Luke Gage are just three of the stars to be cast in the new West End musical & Juliet

It’s going to be a Shakespeare-style tale with a twist featuring Max Martin tunes and there are now a stream of West End stars lining up alongside Miriam-Teak Lee (in the title role) for n…

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WATCH: Brian Conley talks 9 To 5 & being mistaken for Bradley Walsh on the Lorraine show

From tattoos to celebrity lookalikes, Love Island to treading the boards, Brian Conley chatted to Lorraine Kelly about all sorts when he popped by the studio to promote 9 TO 5! Watch the ful…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Full casting announced for MT Fest at The Other Palace

Playing at London’s The Other Palace from 11 to 23 February 2019, the Taster Menu series – as part of the inaugural MT Fest UK – will showcase eight new musicals via 45-minute semi-sta…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

The London production of Dear Evan Hansen will open for business at the Noel Coward Theatre in October 2019

In the same week that queues of hopefuls lined up for the Dear Evan Hansen open auditions, dates have been confirmed for the Tony Award-winning Broadway show’s West End transfer, with prev…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Les Misérables concert season at the Gielgud Theatre will star Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher & Matt Lucas

We knew the West End production of Les Misérables was moving to the Gielgud Theatre while the Queen’s was being refurbished but we couldn’t have predicted that the venue would be hostin…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Rink at Southwark Playhouse wins big at the Offies 2019 Awards while Best New Musical goes to Grindr the Opera

While some commentators might have guessed that Six the Musical would be a big winner at the Offies 2019 Awards presented by Off West End, it was The Rink at Southwark Playhouse that ended t…

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A collaboration that takes the biscuit: Watch Terri's Ministry of Biscuits post-show Q&A with Philip Reeve & co

Do biscuits inspire your creativity? Custard creams, Hob Knobs or pink wafers? Before he became a world-famous novelist (think Mortal Engines), Philip Reeve shared a spark of inspiration ove…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Jonathan O’Boyle directs the European premiere of new musical The View Upstairs at the Soho Theatre

It’s had a successful Off-Broadway run and now London audiences are going to get a chance to see young up-and-coming artist Max Vernon’s new LGBTQ+ musical The View Upstairs from 18 July…

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How many musicals could you perform at the drop of a hat? Watch Terri's Showstopper post-show Q&A

How many musicals have you committed to memory: plot, songs, choreography, musical style? For the Showstoppers, they've got a library in their improv brains of more than 300. Watch Faves fou…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Nicholas Lyndhurst & Cassidy Janson join the cast of Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum

It’s the first West End production of much-loved musical Man of La Mancha in over 50 years and it’s turning into quite a cast line-up. Nicholas Lyndhurst and Cassidy Janson have joined K…

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Josie Rourke will say goodbye to the Donmar Warehouse with a production of Sweet Charity starring Anne-Marie Duff

Hey big spender, have you seen that Josie Rourke is going to sign off as the Donmar Warehouse’s artistic director with a revival of Sweet Charity and Anne-Marie Duff is going to play the l…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Company 2018 London Cast Recording is officially released & we’re ready!

Phone rings, door chimes, in come the 2018 West End cast recording of Company. The digital download and streaming release of Marianne Elliott’s groundbreaking production of Stephen Sondhei…

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In the same week as the West End production of Company wins big at the Critics’ Circle Awards, the London Cast Recording has been officially release

Phone rings, door chimes, in come the 2018 West End cast recording of Company. In the same week as Marianne Elliott’s groundbreaking production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s leg…

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How do The Showstoppers ‘Listen, Accept & Commit’? How many types of laughs are there?

How many types of improv laughs are there? How do the pros ‘listen, accept and commit’ in an improvised musical? In our last of our three-part SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical intervi…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Initial casting for the European premiere of Little Miss Sunshine sees Laura Pitt-Pulford & Gary Wilmot leading the way

It’s a family affair for Laura Pitt-Pulford as she takes on the role of Sheryl, the matriarch of the eccentric Hoover family, in Little Miss Sunshine, running at the Arcola Theatre from 21…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapping West End production of Company tops the musical categories at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards

It seems that Marianne Elliott’s production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company at the Gielgud Theatre, featuring a female lead for the first time, hasn’t just been a favour…

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Why is the Edinburgh Fringe The Showstoppers' spiritual home? How does it feel to win an Olivier?

In the first of our three-part SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical interview series, co-founder Dylan Emery told us about he and Adam Meggido brought The Showstoppers to life, with influence…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

David Walliams’ novel The Boy in the Dress will be adapted into a musical for the RSC by Mark Ravenhill, Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers

There will be high expectations for the RSC’s world premiere musical production of The Boy in the Dress, adapted from David Walliams’ first children’s novel. But if anyone can pull it …

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The hits of Max Martin will feature in new musical & Juliet with Miriam-Teak Lee leading the cast

What would have happened if Shakespeare’s Juliet had chosen her own fate? Audiences might be able to find out when new musical & Juliet – featuring the hits of songwriter Max Martin and …

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Critics & audiences are raving about... Club Mex at the Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

"Funny, innovative and full of laughs!" The world premiere of Tamar Broadbent and John-Victor's immersive nightclub musical CLUB MEX has been winning four-star reviews. What else have critic…

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How did Ken Campbell, Alan Marriott & the Elizabethan humours contribute to Showstopper!'s birth?

How did the late British maverick theatremaker Ken Campbell, leading Canadian improv teacher Alan Marriott and the four Elizabethan humours contribute to the birth of SHOWSTOPPER! The Improv…

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