Month: August 2011

Shrek The Musical congratulates Amanda Holden and welcomes Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh will play the role of Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical from 5 October 2011. Amanda Holden’s pregnancy, announced today, means that she performs as Princess Fiona for the final time on Monday 3 October. Kimberley Walsh takes over the role two months earlier than originally planned.

Ghost The Musical To Open On Broadway Spring 2012

Following the success of its London opening, a New York production of Ghost The Musical is to open on Broadway in April 2012 at a Nederlander Theatre to be announced, with previews beginning in March. Casting for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date. Matthew Warchus’ stage production based on the Oscar® winning film has recently extended booking in London to October 2012 with the release of over 350,000 tickets at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Original Cast Members Return As The Pitmen Painters Arrive In The West End Direct From National Theatre And Broadway Triumphs

Casting has been announced for the forthcoming West End production of Lee Hall’s The Pitmen Painters, presented by Bill Kenwright. The climax of an extraordinary journey, which started at Newcastle’s Live Theatre and continued on to the National, Broadway, and all round the UK, The Pitmen Painters is highly amusing, deeply moving and always entertaining as it examines the lives of a group of ordinary men who do extraordinary things.

Office Party tickets at the Pleasance Theatre

A fabulous alternative to the boring office party – join legendary cabaret artists Ursula Martinez (La Clique, La Soiree) and Christopher Green (Tina C, Ida Barr) as they invite you to their very own scandalous Office Party at the Pleasance Theatre in London. After sell-out runs at the Barbican Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe, the show that’s a party is back!

Full Casting Announced: Anthony Calf And Tom Goodman-Hill Will Play Alongside Thandie Newton In Death And The Maiden At The Comedy Theatre

The role of Gerado, the husband of Paulina Salas (Thandie Newton), will be played by Tom Goodman-Hill, and Doctor Roberto Miranda will be played by Anthony Calf in Ariel Dorfman’s Olivier award-winning thriller Death and the Maiden. The play will open at the Comedy Theatre from Thursday 13th October 2011. Jeremy Herrin, Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Court, will direct and the production will be designed by Peter McKintosh.

Betty Blue Eyes cast recording announced

The Cameron Mackintosh show at the Novello Theatre in London is going to release a cast recording – although there’s still no news of an exact release date.

Anna Christie starring Jude Law at the Donmar Warehouse – Round-up of Reviews

As Michael Grandage ends his 10 year stewardship as artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, he’s certainly going out with a bang. In a final season that includes some big names, including Jude Law, Ruth Wilson, Douglas Hodge, Karen Gillan and Eddie Redmayne, it’s Law and Wilson up first in a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie (until 8 October 2011).

Music: Wicked’s Mark Evans launches new single

West End star Mark Evans, who is currently playing Fiyero in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, has released a brand new single – The Journey Home/Adre’n Ol.

Potted Panto returns for Christmas

CBBC’s Dan and Jeff are returning to the West End this Christmas for a second festive season of Potted Panto, following their Best Entertainment Olivier Award nomination for the show.

Potted Panto returns to the West End for Christmas 2011

CBBC’s Dan and Jeff return for a second festive season of Potted Panto, following a Best Entertainment nomination in the Olivier Awards and a West End run of their original show Potted Potter. For Christmas 2011, Potted Panto features eight classic pantomimes in just eighty minutes. That’s one whole panto more than last year, with tickets frozen at 2010 prices.

La Soiree tickets at the Roundhouse

Following last year’s jaw-dropping run on the South Bank, the sexy, funny, dangerous world of LA SOIRÉE is back in town, this time at the Roundhouse and featuring an ever-changing line-up of the most outrageous, hilarious, beautiful and downright bizarre acts you will ever see.

Backbeat: The Story Of Stuart Sutcliffe And The Beatles To Open In The West End In October

Backbeat, the stage production that received its world premiere at Glasgow’s Citizen’s Theatre in 2010, is co-written by Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys, produced by Karl Sydow, with musical direction by Paul Stacey. The award-winning director David Leveaux will direct the West End production. Backbeat will open on 10 October at the Duke of York Theatre with previews in September.

350,000 New Tickets Released For West End Production Of Ghost The Musical As Cast Album Charts At Number One

Today, 1 August 2011, over 350,000 tickets are released for sale at the Piccadilly Theatre for the West End production of Ghost The Musical, taking bookings to 13 October 2012. Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy lead the cast playing Sam and Molly in Matthew Warchus’ stage musical version of the Academy Award® winning film who are accompanied by Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl.

Ruby Wax: Losing It tickets at the Duchess Theatre

Ruby Wax’s sold out show transfers into the West End for a strictly limited season. Showcasing the inimitable Ms Wax’s distinctive wit, sharp observation and worldly wisdom, she is joined by singer-songwriter Judith Owen in this darkly hilarious show, directed by Thea Sharrock.

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