Sunday, November 22, 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'Death suffuses my work, and part of that is growing up in New York' by Miranda Sawyer

The acclaimed writer and performer on watching cat videos with ‘hot priest’ Andrew Scott, and why Hamilton reminds him of his own father Lin-Manuel Miranda created and starred in the mus…

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Hear the New London Cast Recording of Mary Poppins on This Week's Elaine Paige on Sunday by

Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige on Sunday. This week, Paige is giving her listeners a taste of the r…

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Friday, November 13, 2020

CD REVIEW: Mary Poppins: The Definitive Supercalifragilistic 2020 Cast Recording ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This new cast recording of the Disney production of Mary Poppins is lively and charming from start to finish.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Mary Poppins Supercalifragilistic Cast Recording available today by Kitty Underwood

Recorded live at the Prince Edward Theatre, this cast recording is perfect to blow away those winter cobwebs and put a Poppins-style pep back in your step. The post Mary Poppins Supercalifra…

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Courtney Monsma talks all things FROZEN

From the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King and Mary Poppins, one of the most anticpated musicals to hit the Australian stage in 2020, Frozen, was set to open in July when the Covid-19 pand…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Who won at the 2020 Olivier Awards?

The full list of winners for this year's Olivier Awards has now been unveiled, with big winners of the night including actors and creatives from both new and old West End favourites alike, i…

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Creatives by JK

Last week's Musical of the Month column focused on what has become of the original cast of Hairspray since they took Broadway by storm during the summer of 2002. This week, we'll take a loo…

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PHOTO: MARY POPPINS Opens in Auckland, New Zealand

On Friday, Mary Poppins officially opened in Auckland, New Zealand. The show will run through 1 November.

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New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of October 19 - Laura Benanti Solo Album, MARY POPPINS Cast Recording, and More!

This week's list includes Laura Benanti's debut solo album, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Disney music, the 2020 West End Mary Poppins cast recording, and more.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Jane Darwell: Ma Joad and “Mary Poppins” by Trav S.D.

Some props this morning for Oscar winning character actress Jane Darwell (Patti Woodard or Woodward, 1879-1967). Stout, sturdy Darwell was a familiar face on screens for a half century in ro…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Wicked's Matt Meigs by JK

Like several of our other honorees (Mr./Ms. Broadway, Standing @ Zero) Matt Meigs is a graduate of Elon University. And like so many of its graduates, he has, in a very short period of time,…

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, Phantom Of the Opera on Britain’s Got Talent by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Britain's Got Talent featured the showstopping musicals extravaganza that we've all been waiting for as Mary Poppins, Les Miserables and The Phantom Of The Opera all hit the …

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Saturday, October 10, 2020


The combined companies of Les Misérables - The Staged Concert, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins all got together to perform on Britain's Got Talent this weekend.

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WATCH: Stars From Les Misérables—The Staged Concert, The Phantom of the Opera, and Mary Poppins Perform on Britain's Got Talent Finale by Andrew Gans

Michael Ball, Matt Lucas, Carrie Hope Fletcher, John Owen-Jones, Shan Ako, Killian Donnelly, Zizi Strallen, and Charlie Stemp were among the performers on the ITV broadcast.

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Cameron Mackintosh announces return of Les Misérables: The All-Star Staged Concert

On the Britain’s Got Talent Final, Mackintosh’s shows Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins took to the stage to perform a musical medley. Following which, Mackintosh …

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Live Recordings of Mary Poppins and Les Misérables Will Drop This Fall by Dan Meyer

The West End productions were recorded prior to the shutdown.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Britain’s Got Talent Finale to feature Les Misérables, Phantom and Mary Poppins performance

Three West End shows are to perform a musical medley at the final of Britain’s Got Talent which will air on ITV1 this Saturday 10 October from 7:30pm. Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera…

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Aladdin's Jonathan Freeman Longs for a Crystal Ball as He Awaits Broadway Return by

Living near the theater district during the Broadway shutdown, photographer and performer Matthew Stocke has been haunted walking past the empty palaces sitting in repose, waiting for the li…

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

New tickets released for Disney’s hit Broadway musical FROZEN by Arts Review

The countdown is on to experience the magic of Disney’s Frozen, with new tickets for the much-anticipated Australian premiere season of the hit Broadway musical now available. Tickets to n…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

New Mary Poppins London cast recording announced!

Confirmed! A new West End cast recording for Mary Poppins The Musical is definitely happening with a release date set for early November. The show, which had been playing to packed houses…

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Monday, September 7, 2020

What the West End has to say about theatre returning without social distancing

The 1st of November. That's the date the UK government has given for when theatres could potentially re-open free of social distancing measures. It also happens to be Zizi Strallen's 30th…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Cast by JK

Last week, we introduced August's Musical of the Month, Floyd Collins an off-Broadway show that was a critical success and musical fan's dream, but had a short run in the mid-90s. You can s…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Audition Songs for Beauty and the Beast the Musical- by Character by Performerstuff

Audition Songs for Beauty and the Beast the Musical- by Character Written by Tiffany Wilkie Updated July 27, 2020 If you want a “transformational” musical theatre audition song for…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Call Answered: Rebecca Robbins: Singer, Actress, Cancer Survivor by Adam Rothenberg

Rebecca Robbins is a singer, actress, and cancer survivor. Four months after making her Broadway debut she was diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Her story of strength inspired m…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Cameron Mackintosh Determined to Bring London's The Phantom of the Opera Back After 'Permanently' Shutting Down by Lindsey Sullivan

In an article for Evening Standard, producer Cameron Mackintosh offered his view on the state of the theater industry in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As previously announced, t…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Layton Williams, Shan Ako, John Owen-Jones, and Sophie Evans to play drive-in musical concerts this summer!

Following yesterday's exciting news that London theatre stars Aimie Atkinson (Pretty Woman), Bronte Barbe (The Wild Party), Danielle Steers (SIX The Musical), Lucie Jones (Waitress), a…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Glen Facey by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo We have a quick chat with Glen Facey about his career, inspirations and his journey to the stage of London's Prince Edward Theatre in Mary Poppins. This post THROWBACK THURSD…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Arts Venues Across the U.K. to Receive Government Emergency Support Package by Lindsey Sullivan

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has theaters shut down across the world. While many theater makers are exploring creative solutions, in the form of socially distant productions or extensive t…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

New podcast STORYKIDS showcases kid’s stories enacted by Australia’s best performers by Sally Wright

Launched online on 8 June 2020, StoryKids was created by Dual Helpmann Award winner Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins) and educator/actor

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Producer Cameron Mackintosh Slams British Government For Offering Theaters No “Practical Support”, Says West End ‘Hamilton’, ‘Phantom Of The by Greg Evans

Blasting the British government for what he says has been “no tangible practical support,” producer Cameron Mackintosh says his company’s West End productions of Hamilton, The Phantom …

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