Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway production of Evita, which starts previews on 12 March 2012 at the Marquis Theatre in New York.
Month: October 2011
Trevor Nunn continues his strong season as artistic director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket with a revival of James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter, which opens this week on 5 November.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS – NOMINEES 2011
We would love to know how Hal Prince feels about Cameron Mackintosh’s new touring production of The Phantom of the Opera, celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary.
Michael Attenborough’s new production of Neil LaBute’s play Reasons To Be Pretty opens at the Almeida Theatre from 10 November.
West End actor Ramin Karimloo will star as Jean Valjean in Cameron Mackintosh’s London production of Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre from 29 November 2011 to 3 March 2012. He will take over from Alfie Boe, who is currently playing the role until 26 November 2011.
Ambassador Theatre Group celebrates the renaming of the Comedy Theatre to the Harold Pinter Theatre
A round-up of reviews for Death and the Maiden at the Harold Pinter Theatre starring British film actress Thandie Newton (Crash), in a strictly limited run of Ariel Dorfman’s explosive drama, directed by Jeremy Herrin.
Simon Callow presents Charles Dickens’s classic tale A Christmas Carol in a magical performance that is by turns hilarious, heart-breaking, visionary, a celebration of goodness, a plea for justice and a promise of redemption.
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of The Nutcracker comes to the O2 Arena this Christmas in six magical performances of Sir Peter Wright’s world acclaimed interpretation of this Christmas classic.
This Christmas the Menier Chocolate Factory revives Wicked and Godspell composer Stephen Schwartz’s musical Pippin in a completely re-conceived and directed by Mitch Sebastian, incorporating Bob Fosse’s original Tony Award-winning choreography. The show stars Harry Hepple as Pippin plus Ian Kelsey, Matt Rawle and Frances Ruffelle.
A magical Christmas adventure comes to the West End this year for children aged 2-8 years, with illusions by the magician Paul Daniels. Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure takes place in Santa’s HQ in the North Pole. Santa needs your help, and in return the children will get to meet him after the show and receive a present.
Warren Clarke stars as Winston Churchill in Three Days in May at the Trafalgar Studios. Ben Brown’s thrilling political drama is directed by Alan Strachan and also stars Jeremy Clyde as Lord Halifax and Robert Demeger as Neville Chamberlain.
An all-star cast including Janie Dee, Robert Glenister, Jamie Glover, Amy Nuttall and Celia Imrie star in Lindsay Posner’s brand new production of Michael Frayn’s irresistible, multi-award-winning backstage comedy Noises Off.
Trevor Nunn directs Robert Lindsay & Joanna Lumley in The Lion In Winter
Exclusive production photos of Crazy For You at the Novello Theatre in London
Following record-breaking runs at the Prince Edward and Prince of Wales Theatres in London’s West End, the flagship production of the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will move to the Novello Theatre in September 2012.
On 14 November 2011 Gillian Bevan (Mrs Wilkinson) and Deka Walmsley (Dad) will join the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical along with Ann Emery who returns to the cast to play Grandma, the role she originated on stage at the Victoria Palace in 2005 and played until 2010. They will be joined by new principal cast members Michael Peavoy (Tony), Sean Kearns (George) and Simon Ray Harvey (Mr. Braithwaite).
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Chicago The Musical returns to the West End with a bang this Autumn as star of international hit TV show Ugly Betty, America Ferrera, makes her West End theatre debut as Roxie Hart.
Susan Boyle will be joining the cast of I DREAMED A DREAM, the musical based on her life story. The global singing sensation is set to appear in the exclusive 11 week tour across the UK & Ireland which opens at Newcastle Theatre Royal in March 2012.
A round-up of reviews for Backbeat at the Duke of York’s Theatre. David Leveaux directs the story of how The Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe – embarked on their journey to international stardom.
Chichester’s 2011 festival closes this year with a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Sweeney Todd. Leading the cast are two of British Theatre’s biggest names, with distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton starring in the show.
New rock & roll show Backbeat has opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London. Based on Iain Softley’s 1994 film, and co-written by him and Stephen Jeffreys, Backbeat follows how The Beatles ‘became’ The Beatles – when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe embarked on their journey from the docks of Liverpool to search for success in the seedy red light district of Hamburg, Germany.
Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner America Ferrera, known across the world as Ugly Betty from the hit TV series of the same name, swaps her trademark braces for fishnets from 7 November for eight weeks only, when she makes her British stage debut as the alluring publicity-seeker Roxie Hart in the smash hit musical CHICAGO.
EMPTY SPACE… PETER BROOK AWARDS – NOMINEES 2011
International singing star Susan Boyle, who found fame through TV talent competition Britain’s Got Talent and has gone on to sell millions of records worldwide, is set to appear in the stage musical about her life.
Des O’Connor joins the cast of of Dremaboats and Petticoats at the Playhouse Theatre in London
A round-up of reviews of Driving Miss Daisy at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Oscar and Tony award-winning actors Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones star in the London transfer of the smash-hit Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy
DES O’CONNOR in Dreamboats and Petticoats
Production photos of Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London
Production photos of Noel & Gertie at the Cockpit Theatre
DANIEL CROSSLEY in Singin’ in the Rain
ADAM COOPER in Singin’ in the Rain
SCARLETT STRALLEN in Singin’ in the Rain
JOANNA LUMLEY in The Lion in Winter
TOM BATEMAN in The Lion in Winter
ROBERT LINDSAY in The Lion in Winter
Following its critically-acclaimed, sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Singin’ in the Rain is making a splash at London’s Palace Theatre starring Adam Cooper.
The Theatrical Management Association’s nominations for its annual Theatre Awards UK 2011 were released on Thursday, and its good to see that a number of the shows are heading to the West End over the next few months.