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.
I'm so pleased I was able to see for myself two Featured Show campaigns I've been working on recently on StageFaves, both UK premieres of lauded Off-Broadway musicals and now both recognised with multiple Offies nominations for their London runs. On-the-spot reactions and videos here for Shida and Preludes.
Are you dreaming of a White Christmas featuring the talents of Danny Mac, Dan Burton, Michael Brandon, Brenda Edwards, Danielle Hope and Clare Halse? Then you are in for a treat when White Christmas opens at the Dominion Theatre in November 2019.
Broadway star Jeanette Bayardelle has made her London stage debut in her highly personal one-woman musical SHIDA. It's an "astonishingly powerful performance" of a "visceral and unapologetic examination of life derailed". We've rounded up review highlights to date. Time to get booking!
Two-hander musical ISLANDER, inspired by the wind-beaten coastline of the Western Isles, transfers from this year's Edinburgh Fringe to London on a wave of critical acclaim as well as a Best Musical Award from our friends at Musical Theatre Review. We've rounded up a selection of festival review highlights.
The UK premiere of Preludes has now opened at London's Southwark Playhouse. Alex Sutton's new production has won plaudits from the show's Tony Awards-lauded composer and lyricist. But what have UK critics made of this genre-busting piece?
Just look at the fairy tale cast for the UK premiere of the Broadway version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, in concert at Cadogan Hall on 20 October. Joining Christine Allado’s Ella will be Jodie Jacobs, Dean John-Wilson, Cedric Neal, Dianne Pilkington, Zoe Rainey and Jac Yarrow. Will you be going to the ball?
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?
As Midlife Cowboy, the new musical created by Tony Hawks, plays its first performances at the Pleasance Theatre, listen to a couple of snippets from the show's songs before throwing on your best checked shirt and chaps to book your tickets!
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.
Fancy feeling festive? The team behind Nativity! The Musical does with the announcement that the hit show is heading back to London for the third year and this time Sharon Osbourne will be joining the company alongside Danny Dyer, Dani Dyer, Rylan Clark-Neal & Simon Lipkin. Time to sparkle and shine?
As the excitement builds for the West End premiere production of The Prince Of Egypt, previewing at London’s Dominion Theatre from 5 February 2020, Stage Door Joe attends the launch for the much-anticipated Stephen Schwartz musical and catches up with all the stars. Are you ready to journey behind the ‘miracle’?
‘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.
Do gentlemen really prefer blondes? The Union Theatre seeks to answer the question as it revives the classic Broadway musical that also spawned the classic film. Who’ll play the blonde bombshell immortalised onscreen by Marilyn Monroe? Full cast announced.
Australian star Bernadette Robinson, Olivier Award-nominated this year for one-woman Songs for Nobodies, revisits the five divas from that show plus a few more 'surprise guests' as she returns to London with her new concert Songs of Bernadette. It's at The Pheasantry two nights only this month... when audiences will have a rare opportunity to be part of a new live recording.
Rent composer Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical tick, tick… Boom!, directed by Guy Retallack at the Bridge House Theatre from 30 September to 27 October 2019, will star Georgie Ashford, James Hume and Alex Lodge. Does it feel like it’s time to book a ticket?
It’s never too late to fall in love with Sandy Wilson’s classic British musical and the Menier Chocolate Factory obviously feels the same, having just announced the first major London revival of The Boy Friend in ten years, running over Christmas at the theatre from 22 November 2019 until 7 March 2020.
Iconics roles like Cabaret's Emcee and Sally Bowles will live on far longer than the performers who play them, says John Partridge. He, Kara Hayworth and Anita Harris discussed being "custodians" of the classics at Terri Paddock's post-show Q&A...
Having received a big bunch of five- and four-star reviews during its run at Summerhall at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, sell-out success ISLANDER, which also won Musical Theatre Review’s Best Musical Award, is transferring to London’s Southwark Playhouse from 2 to 26 October 2019.