Parker will make his theatrical debut playing Danny Zuko
All week on ITV1 in the UK, TV host Alan Titchmarsh has been celebrating West End musicals on his daytime show.
Following a triumphant run of nearly four years, the smash hit musical Grease will close in London at the end of its current West End run on Saturday 30 April 2011. Grease returned to London on 25 July 2007 and since its premiere the show has played over 1,500 performances and entertained audiences totalling more than 1 ½ million people at the Piccadilly Theatre where it opened to public acclaim and is now the longest running show in the venue’s history. Grease will begin a new tour this spring (the first in over five years) opening at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 6 May 2011.
Show laid on for Grease fans to celebrate launch of new bagel range. The Piccadilly Theatre in London will host a 20 minute lightnin’ version of Grease The Musical on 24 March 2011. But it’s an early start – 8AM – timed to launch the New York Bagel Company’ s new breakfast bagels range.
This week in the West End two big shows see a change of stars as Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton joins the cast of Blood Brothers, and Carina Gillespie replaces Lauren Samuels as Sandy in Grease.
Lauren Samuels to leave Grease; New cast to join the show in its final months in London
Celebrate winter with our great new hotel and theatre promotion, with blockbuster shows including Love Never Dies, Legally Blonde, Priscilla, Jersey Boys and Billy Elliot.
Video trailer for Grease the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre
The winner of a TV reality contest is to take the lead in West End musical Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.
All this week, ITV’s This Morning has been celebrating the West End Musical, with Monday’s show featuring the cast of Mamma Mia! and Tuesday shaking things up with Sister Act. Plus Grease, Dirty Dancing and We Will Rock You.
The smash-hit musical now starring Carina Gillespie and Matthew Goodgame. The one that you want!
Over The Rainbow finalist Lauren Samuels starts tonight as Sandy in Grease
LAUREN SAMUELS in Grease
Over The Rainbow finalist Lauren Samuels to play Sandy in Grease
West End Live videos: The weekend of 19 and 20 June 2010 saw the sixth annual West End Live event in Leicester Square, London. Showcasing the best of West End theatre, casts of most major shows performed for a crowd of over 250,000 people.
Over 250,000 people gather in Leicester Square for free West End theatre event.
Free event West End Live will run this weekend in London, showcasing the best of West End theatre.
NOEL SULLIVAN in Grease
The casts of some of London’s biggest shows are being allowed out into the open air again this year, as the West End’s annual live event in Leicester Square – West End Live.
Westendtheatre.com presents a brand new promotion offering special deals on West End hotels and theatres when staying on a Friday evening in London. Our “Fantastic Fridays” promotion runs until the end of October 2010 and offers a Top Price Seat to a hit show and a Friday night stay in a central London 4 Star hotel for only £79* per person. Shows included in the special theatre and hotel package range from smash-hit musicals such as Wicked, Chicago, Grease, Blood Brothers, Dreamboats and Petticoats and Stomp, to hilarious comedy The 39 Steps and thriller The Woman in Black. More information …
BOOK TICKETS FOR GREASE AND SAVE £21 Former UK talent content finalist Ray Quinn is to rejoin the cast of Grease to play the lead role of Danny Zuko. Currently a finalist in celebrity ice dance contest Dancing on Ice, Ray Quinn shot to fame in UK talent show the X-Factor. Playing the lead from 11 May at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End, Ray said that he was “thrilled to be playing Danny in the West End… I can’t believe my luck, it’s a dream come true!” Ray Quinn first started professional performing at the age of 12 …
Free London hotel rooms on offerin major new West End theatre promotion Thousands of free rooms included in the price of a ticket to 13 major West End shows Westendtheatre.com has announced a major new promotion offering free hotel rooms in London when buying a theatre ticket.Shows included in the promotion include successful musicals Hairspray, Joseph, Grease, Sunset Boulevard, Chicago, Billy Elliot, Wicked, The Sound of Music and Zorro. Running until 31st March 2009, the promotion features a range of hotels across London. A 3* hotel is offered free when booking one of the 13 shows available, with also the …