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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

November 21, 2013 

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 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.

‘Oh what a night of magical memories….This is an utterly wonderful show full of vitality, pace and power’ Daily Express.

 

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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.

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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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BILL WARD in Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre

October 1, 2012 

Bill Ward to play TV talent judge in Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre.

BILL WARD in Viva Forever!Casting has been announced for big new West End musical Viva Forever! featuring the songs of the Spice Girls.

The lives of a girl band and their family and friends are turned upside-down by a TV talent show, and actor Bill Ward is set to channel Simon Cowell in the show, playing one of the TV judges.

Formerly Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street, Bill Ward has performed in a number of West End musicals including Sir Lancelot in Spamalot, Scar in The Lion King and Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet. Drama roles for Bill Ward include Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger and Prospero in The Tempest.

Bill Ward’s fellow judges in Viva Forever! include Sally Dexter and Tamara Wall, with other cast including Sally Ann Triplett, Hannah John-Kamen, Lucy Montgomery, Simon Slater, Siobhan Athwal, Lucy Phelps and Dominique Provost-Chalkley.

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Viva Forever! a new musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls at Piccadilly Theatre

June 26, 2012 

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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