The popularity of Disney’s Frozen goes from strength to strength, with the recent movie release of Frozen 2, and now a few more on sale details about the arrival of Frozen the Musical to the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane in October 2020. The cold never bothered us anyway…
So nice to see Imelda Staunton back where she belongs, on the London stage, and this time she’s playing one of the most iconic musical theatre roles ever written, Dolly Levi, in a new West End production of Hello, Dolly! opening at the Adelphi Theatre in August 2020. The staging, also starring Jenna Russell as Irene Molloy, will see Imelda reunited with Dominic Cooke who directed the recent critically-acclaimed revival of Follies at the National Theatre.
How many pies can you fit in before next summer? Following a final extension, WAITRESS has posted closing notices at the West End's Adelphi Theatre for 4 July 2020. Sweeter news? An extensive tour and London return is planned.
After receiving acclaim for their performances as Joseph and the Pharaoh in the new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium this year, Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan will return for the 10-week season in 2020.
The awards season continues with news of the nominees for the 65th annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards on 24 November 2019 at the London Coliseum. Come From Away, Evita, Fiddler & Sweet Charity are up for Best Musical category while Anne-Marie Duff, Andy Nyman and Sheridan Smith are all nominated in the Best Musical Performance category.
Fans of Kander and Ebb shows will be excited to hear that the current touring production of the award-winning musical Curtains, starring Jason Manford, will have a West End premiere run at London’s Wyndham”s Theatre from 13 December 2019 to 11 January 2020.
It’s been five long years but the wait is over, the Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels – directed by Josie Rourke – is heading to London’s Garrick Theatre in March 2020. The original creative team is back as are Hadley Fraser, Rosalie Craig and Rebecca Trehearn. Oh, and did we mention that Vanessa Williams will be making her West End debut?
Save the last dance for Beverley Knight because she will be starring as Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, The Drifters, in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl, opening for a short season at Newcastle Theatre Royal in September 2020 before transferring to London’s Garrick Theatre the following month.
Richard Hawley and Chris Bush’s Standing At The Sky’s Edge at the Crucible Theatre is named Best Musical at the UK Theatre Awards 2019, while Rebecca Trehearn’s title role in Nottingham Playhouse’s Sweet Charity wins the actress Best Performance in a Musical.
The spectacular Broadway production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, that has already created a big buzz across the pond, will have its West End opening at the Piccadilly Theatre in March 2021. Come what may, we’re excited. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza directed by Alex Timbers (Here Lies Love at National Theatre,...
We love it when understudies and alternates step into the main role. Now it's Karl Queensborough's time to take the lead on Alexander Hamilton and no one's taking away his shot. Full details announced for Hamilton's new West End cast as the show enters its third year.
There was so much love online for Joe Iconis’ Be More Chill score in 2018 that he creatives brought it back, first Off-Broadway and then for a run on the Great White Way. Now the show which boasts a Tony-nominated score is transferring to London’s The Other Palace, with the UK premiere production running from 12 February to 3 May 2020. Get ready because the Squips are coming.
Surely we are not heading towards awards season yet again? We had better hurry up then and check out the musical theatre nominees in this year’s UK Theatre Awards. Who will you be rooting for?
It’s a dream come true for fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with news that the recent hit production will return to the London Palladium in July 2020 for a 10-week season.
Jac Yarrow’s performance in the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium was obviously a big hit with audiences as it was the public who crowned him the winner of the Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award at the 2019 The Stage Debut Awards. Maybe dreams really do come true.
Can Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables get any more popular? Perhaps it can with the just-announced new cast starring in the musical at the newly reburbished Sondheim Theatre, reopening on 18 December 2019. Just imagine Bradley Jaden as Javert confronting Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean. Are you booking already?
They have been found. Meet the all-British full West End cast of London’s premiere production of Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen which opens for previews at the Noël Coward Theatre on 29 October 2019.
‘Big new musical. Big. Huge’: Yes, it’s been confirmed, on the most romantic day of the calendar in 2020, much-anticipated Broadway show Pretty Woman: The Musical will begin previews at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, playing for a 46-week engagement. Now we can start speculating about whether Andy Karl and Samantha Barks will also make the journey.
It’s a pretty exciting combination: Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers and Mark Ravenhill all creating a brand new musical adaptation of David Walliams’ novel The Boy In The Dress for the RSC in November 2019, directed by Gregory Doran. But now we know some of the casting too with Rufus Hound, Irvine Iqbal, Natasha Lewis and Forbes Masson all taking lead roles in the much-anticipated production.
How appropriate that Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ rockin’ Royal Tudor musical Six is going to make history. Two years to the day the show was first seen as a student production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it’s announced that the hit West End production will invade Broadway, officially opening at New York’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 12 March 2020. Do you feel a trip to NYC coming on?