Month: October 2010

Wicked Day this weekend

West End blockbuster Wicked will be celebrating this weekend, Sunday 31 October 2010, with its annual WICKED DAY.

Baz and Love: The saga continues

I feel bad for Baz Bamigboye, the Daily Mail’s showbiz guru. He loved Loved Never Dies and feels as disappointed and betrayed as a scorned lover

Elaine Paige cast in USA Follies

Elaine Paige to sing I’m Still Here in new US production of Follies; new album Elaine Paige and Friends out Monday; new EP concert tour announced

VIDEO: Elaine Paige and Friends

Video interviews with John Barrowman, Olivia Newton John and Billy Ocean about their duets with Elaine Paige for her new album, Elaine Paige and Friends – out on 1 November 2010.

Love never dies but does take rests

Are Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bill Kenwright best buddies or what? It’s like a true West End bro-mance. And now we hear that Bill is assisting the Lord in doing a bit of light tinkering with Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre.

Mad Men’s Peggy to play West End

The West End is jumping on the worldwide craze for AMC’s hit Sixties-set drama Mad Men. Elisabeth Moss, who plays ambitious young copywriter Peggy Olson in the series, is set to join Keira Knightley in a revival of Lillian Hellman’s controversial classic The Children’s Hour.

Keira Knightley in The Children’s Hour?

News from the New York Post that our very own Hollywood darling Keira Knightley may make a return to the West End stage in early 2011 in Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, following her success in The Misanthrope at the Comedy Theatre earlier this year.

Deathtrap and Free Dinner

Enjoy stalls or dress Circle tickets to DEATHTRAP and a free pre or post theatre dinner for £49.50

La Bete on Broadway: It’s a hit!

The Broadway transfer of recent West End success La Bete proves a hit with New York critics, with particular attention heaped on Mark Rylance’s tour de force performance.

Opening this week: When We Are Married

When We Are Married and The Go! Go! Go! Show start previews this week in the West End. Plus special anniversaries for The Lion King and Dirty Dancing.

Glee does Rocky Horror Show

The latest episode of Glee, currently airing on Fox in the USA, has seen the cast of the hit series take on West End and Broadway musical The Rocky Horror Sho

VIDEO: Glee and The Rocky Horror Picture Show

VIDEO: Fans of forthcoming big-budget Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark were treated to a sneak preview of the show on Good Morning America last week.

Celebrity Endorsement : The Musical

Celebrity Endorsement : The Musical – Bette Midler, Michael Ball, Whoopi Goldberg, Will Smith… is celebrity endorsement of musicals the future of theatre?

Ugly Betty star in reasons to be pretty?

America Ferrera, who plays Ugly Betty in the US series, may be looking further than Hollywood for her next job now that the show has been cancelled in the States.

The Gruffalo

Everyone’s favourite monster is back – live on stage in the West End, The Gruffalo is full of songs, laughs and scary fun for children of all ages.

The Go! Go! Go! Show

The Go! Go! Go! Show is a must-see family extravaganza featuring five new pop stars, brand new pop songs and a sock-stealing ‘Fluffalope’! It’s stacked full of laughs and audience interaction for kids of all ages to enjoy this winter.

Potted Panto at the Garrick Theatre

Seven classic pantomimes for the price of one! CBBC presenters Dan and Jeff take a madcap ride through the best-loved panto stories in an hilarious new family show.

La Soiree at the Aldwych Theatre

La Soiree

Theatrical phenomenon La Soiree comes to London’s Aldwych Theatre.

Onassis – Reviews Round-up

A round-up of review for Onassis starring Robert Lindsay at the Novello Theatre

Palladium celebrates Centenary year

Veteran celebrity Bruce Forsyth unveiled a commemorative plaque at the London Palladium today, 12 October 2010, to celebrate the forthcoming Centenary of the theatre.

Apollo Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

O2 Arena in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the O2 Arena, Drawdock Road, London, SE10 0BB

Phoenix Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP

Palace Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, London, W1V 8AY

Lyric Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Lyceum Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Lyceum Theatre, Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ

London Coliseum in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Gielgud Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

Garrick Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH

Duchess Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London,, WC2B 5LA

Arts Theatre in London – Map

A London map highlighting the location of the Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB

The Country Girl: Save on tickets

Save £9.50 on tickets to see Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove in The Country Girl at the Apollo Theatre in London

Opening this week: Onassis, Flashdance

This week’s West End openings range from classic American drama to modern Greek tragedy, with Pittsburgh flashdancing and West End blues thrown in. Plus the 80th birthday of a Wicked West End theatre.

SOLT fights arts cuts

Nica Burns, president of the Society of London Theatre, sent out a message to SOLT customers and subscribers today asking for their support against cuts in arts spending.

Alfie Boe to play Jean Valjean in Les Mis?

After wowing just about everybody as Jean Valjean in the O2 Arena 25th birthday celebrations for Les Miserables – will opera tenor Alfie Boe take over the role in the West End?

Phantom celebrates anniversary

Today, Saturday 9 October 2010, marks the 24th anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.

Sister Act: big changes for Broadway

Sister Act to move to Broadway; Jerry Zaks to make changes to the show.

Current Sister Act stars Patina Miller and Simon Webbe
Current Sister Act stars Patina Miller and Simon Webbe

Sister Act, based on the hit film, is moving to Broadway following its closure at the London Palladium on 30 October.

Les Miserables, 25 today

Les Miserables celebrates its 25th birthday today, 8 October 2010

The Nutcracker

English National Ballet present a sumptuous new production of The Nutcracker this Christmas, created by Artistic Director Wayne Eagling to celebrate the Company’s 60th birthday.

The Rivals

Sir Peter Hall directs a glittering revival of Sheridan’s classic comedy starring Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles.

Doctor Who Live

A spectacular new stage show based on the BBC’s award-winning series Doctor Who, featuring live music, special effects and appearances from the show’s most popular monsters including Daleks, Cybermen, Scarecrows, Oods and Silurian.

Les Mis celebrates 25th birthday

A spectacular concert performance of Les Miserables was held at the O2 Arena in London last night, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the musical.

Countdown to Les Mis at the O2

Last few tickets remain for major Les Miserables concert at the 02 this Sunday; Katie Hall to replace Camilla Kerslake as Cosette; concert to be shown live in cinemas around the world

Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Everyone’s favourite ogre is brought to life in Shrek The Musical®, based on the Oscar-winning film and now playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London.

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