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Thriller Live becomes 20th longest-running West End show ever

September 26, 2014 

Michael Jackson musical Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre has made history by becoming the 20th longest-running West End musical in London theatre history.

Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre

Thriller Live at the Lyric Theatre

Now celebrating its 6th year in London, Thriller Live has played over 2,390 performances at the Lyric Theatre since it opened on 21 January 2009 and has sold over 3 million tickets worldwide.

Thriller Live joins the Top 20 list by usurping My Fair Lady, which had played for 2,281 performances at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the late 1950’s.

Thriller Live will shortly overtake Oliver! and Grease in the list, being around 130 shows away from beating Grease.

Thriller Live announced earlier this month that the show was extending its booking period at the Lyric to 6 September 2015.

The producers of the show, Paul Walden and Derek Nicol, said: “We are thrilled that Thriller Live has entered the record books and joined the exalted ranks of the 20 most popular long running shows in the history of the West End. We look forward to breaking more records in 2015!”

Thriller Live is also the longest-running production ever at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue over the famous venue’s 125 year history.

 Jersey Boys – 17th place

Another new addition to the Top 20 is Jersey Boys, which has gone in at number 17 having played over 2,740 performances in the West End, first at the Prince Edward Theatre and now at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Jersey Boys has pushed The Sound of Music off the list – it’s 1951 production starring Mary Martin at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane having played for 2,385 shows.

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JERSEY BOYS: Michael Watson joins cast; show extends at Piccaddily Theatre

April 29, 2014 

Hit West End and Broadway musical Jersey Boys is extending its run at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

The show is now booking until 15 February 2015.

Jersey Boys also sees a new star join the cast tonight, 29 April 2014, as Michael Watson takes on the lead role of Frankie Valli in the show.

British actor Michael Watson has previously appeared in West End shows including We Will Rock You, Imagine This, Sister Act and Shrek the Musical.

Michael joins a cast that includes Edd Post as Bob Gaudio, Jon Boydon as Tommy DeVito and Matt Nalton as Nick Massi. Sandy Moffat plays the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances.

Jersey Boys opened in the West End in 2008 and moved from the Prince Edward Theatre to its current home at the Piccadilly Theatre on 15 March 2014.

Now in its 7th year in London the show has been seen by over 19 million people worldwide.

A major new movie version of Jersey Boys is set for release in June this year, directed by Clint Eastwood.

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Edd Post (Bob), Jon Boydon (Tommy), Michael Watson (Frankie) & Matt Nalton (Nick) in JERSEY BOYS. Photo: Brinkhoff & Mögenburg

Edd Post (Bob), Jon Boydon (Tommy), Michael Watson (Frankie) & Matt Nalton (Nick) in JERSEY BOYS. Photo: Brinkhoff & Mögenburg

JERSEY BOYS: John Lloyd Young to star in London Jersey Boys

February 14, 2014 

The Broadway star of Jersey Boys, John Lloyd Young, is to appear in the London production of the show.

John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli

John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli

The Broadway star of Jersey Boys, who is also set to appear in Clint Eastwood’s forthcoming movie version of Jersey Boys, is to play the London show.

He will take over from Ryan Molloy when the show moves from the Prince Edward Theatre to the Piccadilly Theatre this March.

John Lloyd Young, who plays the lead of Frankie Valli in the show, will appear at the Piccadilly Theatre from 15 March to 27 April 2014.

Lloyd Young was in the original Broadway production of Jersey Boys which won him a Tony Award in 2006.

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Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre

January 21, 2014 

Jersey Boys is the smash-hit Broadway musicals that follows the rags-to-riches tale of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as they work their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom.

NOW PLAYING AT THE PICCADILLY THEATRE

Featuring hits such as ‘Sherry,’ ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,’ ‘Oh, What a Night’ and many more, Jersey Boys is a five-star night out in the West End.

Winner of 55 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Jersey Boys has been seen by over 18 million people worldwide.

Jersey Boys is directed by Des McAnuff, with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Bob Crewe and The Four Seasons’ own Bob Gaudio. The creative team also includes choreographer Sergio Trujillo, production designer Klara Zieglerova, lighting designer Binkley and costume designer Jess Goldstein.

Jersey Boys opened at Prince Edward Theatre on 18 March 2008 (previews from 28 February 2008). It moved to the Piccadilly Theatre on 15 March 2014.

THE CAST

A talented cast includes West End star Michael Watson as Frankie Valli, Edd Post as Bob Gaudio, Jon Boydon as Tommy DeVito and Matt Nalton as Nick Massi. Sandy Moffat plays the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances.

THE STORY

In the show discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own unique sound, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 100 million records worldwide. With spectacular performances of all their hits, Jersey Boys is the electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; the mob, the heartaches, the triumphs and the music.

REVIEWS

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Oh what a night of magical memories….This is an utterly wonderful show full of vitality, pace and power” Daily Express
★ ★ ★ ★ “This production is in a class of its own!” Sunday Telegraph
★ ★ ★ ★ Sunday Express
★ ★ ★ ★ The Times
★ ★ ★ ★ Daily Mail
★ ★ ★ ★ Time Out

Photos: Dirty Dancing at the Piccadilly Theatre

July 22, 2013 

Production photos of Dirty Dancing at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Dirty Dancing at the Piccadilly Theatre. Photo: Roy Tan

Dirty Dancing at the Piccadilly Theatre. Photo: Roy Tan

If you thought there was a bit of romance missing from the West End of late, then fear not, Dirty Dancing is back!

The disappearance of Dirty Dancing from London Theatreland after a breathtakingly successful run left a big hole where Baby used to be, but she is back with a vengeance as the West End and touring production come to the Piccadilly Theatre in London for a limited season.

The classic story live on stage features all of the heart-pounding music, romance and sexy dancing you remember from the movie. The show also features hit songs including “Hungry Eyes”, “Hey Baby”, “Do You Love Me?” and – of course –  “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”

Dirty Dancing at the Piccadilly Theatre stars American actress Jill Winternitz as Baby Houseman, Paul-Michael Jones as Johnny Castle and Charlotte Gooch as Penny Johnson.

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Photos by Roy Tan.

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FINAL OFFER: Viva Forever! – Save up to 61% on tickets

May 30, 2013 

Viva Forever! FINAL OFFER: Save up to 61% on tickets to see Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

Viva Forever

Enjoy a special offer on the smash-hit West End musical VIVA FOREVER!

before it closes at the Piccadilly Theatre on 29 June 2013.

Viva Forever! is the brand new musical at the Piccadilly Theatre featuring the music of the Spice Girls.

Featuring 16 of the Spice Girls’ greatest hits, the team behind the worldwide smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! have produced the show, written by Ab Fab’s Jennifer Saunders.

Viva Forever! follows the highs and lows of a mother and daughter as they work their way through a TV reality singing contest, the show is set against the unforgettable songs of the world’s greatest ever girl band, including Spice Girls hits Wannabe, Say You’ll Be There, Mama, Stop and of course the title song, Viva Forever.

A talented cast includes Sally Ann Triplett, Hannah John-Kamen, Bill Ward, Sally Dexter, Lucy Montgomery, Simon Slater, Tamara Wall, Siobhan Athwal, Lucy Phelps and Dominique Provost-Chalkley.

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Dirty Dancing at the Piccadilly Theatre

May 10, 2013 

Dirty Dancing is back in the West End, as the smash-hit musical comes to the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

Based on the movie starring Patrick Swayze, Dirty Dancing is currently on a hugely successful national tour before heading back into the West End for a strictly limited season.

Written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer of the original movie, the production features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film with exciting extra scenes added in.

The talented cast includes American actress Jill Winternitz as Baby Houseman, Paul-Michael Jones as Johnny Castle and Charlotte Gooch as Penny Johnson.

The tantalising dance sequences and brand new choreography come alive on stage, set to all the hits from the unforgettable soundtrack, including ‘Do You Love Me?’, ‘Hungry Eyes’ and the Academy Award Winning ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, plus many additional songs, making the show a truly extraordinary live experience.

THE STORY

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing.

On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, ‘Baby’ shows little interest in the resort activities, and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters when an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerised by the raunchy dances move and the pounding rhythms,’Baby’ can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor.

‘Baby’s’ life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.

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Viva Forever! to close at the Piccadilly Theatre

May 2, 2013 

Viva Forever!, the musical based on the music of the Spice Girls, has posted closing notices at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

Judy Craymer, the producer of Viva Forever!, has announced that the show is to close at the Piccadilly Theatre on  29 June, 2013. The musical opened six months ago in December 2012.

Viva Forever! to close at the Piccadilly

Viva Forever! to close at the Piccadilly

In a particularly honest press statement Craymer, who is also the producer of Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre, said that it was with, “a heavy heart that we’ve had to make this very difficult decision to post closing notices”.

The show opened with mixed reviews from critics, and has undergone a number of changes to make it lighter and funnier, but that, “despite the wonderful audiences and extremely positive feedback we just can’t make it work”, she said.

Craymer went on to say that, “I’m so proud of everyone involved in this production. Viva Forever! may be taking it’s leave for now in the West End but the legacy of Spice Girls will never fade.”

Featuring 16 of the Spice Girls’ greatest hits, the team behind the worldwide smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! have produced the show, written by Ab Fab’s Jennifer Saunders.

Viva Forever! follows the highs and lows of a mother and daughter as they work their way through a TV reality singing contest, with the show set against the songs of the Spice Girls.

Directed by Paul Garrington and featuring a book by Jennifer Saunders, the cast includes Sally Ann Triplett, Hannah John-Kamen, Bill Ward, Sally Dexter, Lucy Montgomery, Simon Slater, Tamara Wall, Siobhan Athwal, Lucy Phelps and Dominique Provost-Chalkley.

The musical would have faced stiff competition from a forthcoming Harry Hill penned show, X Factor – It’s Time To Face The Musical!, that has the backing of Simon Cowell and will open in the West End next year.

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Piccadilly Theatre Box Office – What’s On

February 11, 2013 

What’s playing and coming up at the Piccadilly Theatre.

SALLY ANN TRIPLETT in Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre

October 1, 2012 

Sally Ann Triplett to star in Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre.

SALLY ANN TRIPLETT in Viva Forever!Sally Ann Triplett is clearly a favourite star of producer Judy Cramer having just finished another stint as Donna in Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre (the show has now moved to the Novello Theatre).

And now Sally Ann Triplett will take the lead role of Lauren in Judy’s next project, Viva Forever! – the musical featuring the songs of the Spice Girls and set against the backdrop of TV talent shows.

Sally Ann Triplett trained at the Arts Educational School and has performed in an A to Z of musical theatre including Follies at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Carrie at the RSC and on Broadway, Grease at the Dominion, Jolson at the Victoria Palace, Cats at the New London, Anything Goes at the National and Drury lane, Acorn Antiques at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Chicago at the Adelphi, Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly, and most recently in Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales.

Sally Ann Triplett’s on-screen appearances include EastEnders, Down to Earth, Doctors, Holby City, The Bill and Dark Matters.

Sally Ann Triplett will star in Viva Forever! alongside Hannah John-Kamen, Bill Ward, Sally Dexter, Lucy Montgomery, Simon Slater, Tamara Wall, Siobhan Athwal, Lucy Phelps and Dominique Provost-Chalkley.

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