It’s been confirmed that Katharine McPhee will be putting her apron down and bidding farewell to the West End production of Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress on 15 June 2019. Cue speculation about who will replace her. There are rumours that Lucie Jones is next in line, but we shall have to wait and see!
One of a few big Broadway transfers to have hit the West End in recent months, WAITRESS is the irresistible musical from Sara Bareilles and the all-female creative team behind the original production. The show was a hit across the pond and judging by these reviews, it's going to be a success here too...
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of the delicious WAITRESS at the Adelphi Theatre. Perry was there on the Red Carpet – rubbing shoulders with Carrie Hope Fletcher and Cuba Gooding Jr – plus post-show there was a chance to chat to cast members Peter Hannah and Shaun Prendergast. And did we mention Perry squeezed in meeting awesome Waitress composer Sara Bareilles too? It’s amazing what a little baking can do.
If you are counting the days until the West End production of Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress opens for previews at the Adelphi Theatre on 8 February, here is a double dollop of video delight for you. There’s a chance to step inside the rehearsal room to see the cast, including Katharine McPhee as Jenna, perform a selection of numbers from the show, plus we also have access to a fun video of David Hunter and Laura Baldwin offering US actor Jack McBrayer a taste of the best of British pies. Yummy…
There’s already a big treat on its way at the Adelphi Theatre when Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress opens for previews from 8 February 2019, but that’s not all on the menu. In the perfect pie partnership, The Theatre Café has teamed up with the show and will be making and selling delicious fresh pies each evening. Does a night out get any better than that?
Rehearsals are now underway for the West End production of Waitress ahead of performances beginning at the Adelphi Theatre on 8 February. Joining new addition Shaun Prendergast and US stars Katharine McPhee and Jack McBrayer are Laura Baldwin, Peter Hannah, David Hunter and Marisha Wallace. Pie anyone?
Best known as Kenneth in 30 Rock, US film and television actor Jack McBrayer is crossing the pond to take on the role of Ogie in Waitress at London’s Adelphi Theatre. He will join an already impressive line-up led by Katharine McPhee and also featuring Marisha Wallace, Laura Baldwin, Peter Hannah and David Hunter. Service please…
Theatre lovers who have always dreamt of singing on the West End stage will soon be able to make their dream a reality when ‘Cast Album Karaoke’ nights are held post-show on 19 February and 18 March 2019 at the London production of Sara Bareilles’ Waitress. Audience members just need to sign up in the theatre before the performance. Are you tempted?
Meet the four new principals – Marisha Wallace, David Hunter, Laura Baldwin and Peter Hannah – joining the much-anticipated London production of Sara Bareilles’ Tony Award-nominated musical Waitress. Katharine McPhee makes her West End debut starring as Jenna, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year. More pie anyone?
Yes, it’s true, the West End production of the award-winning Kinky Boots is being filmed later this month for future worldwide screening and from 26-28 November original cast members Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry are going to revisit their roles of Charlie and Lola. It’s going to be emotional…
It was standing room only at Ronnie Scott’s for the London press launch of Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson’s Broadway musical Waitress, arriving at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019, but luckily Caroline Hanks-Farmer was there filming all the chat and performances, including a guest appearance from popular US actor and singer Gavin Creel. Sit back and enjoy!
The Tony Award-nominated musical Waitress from Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson has its West End premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019, bringing an all-female creative team – a West End musical first – along in the process. So who do you see winning the bake off and scooping up that pie-making central role?
After the announcement of Dreamgirls last week, we're doubly gutted to hear that its neighbour along the Strand, fellow Broadway transfer KINKY BOOTS, will also be finishing its West End run on the very same day, 12 January 2019. How many times will you be able to see Charlie, Lola and the girls before the show closes? (Starting this weekend at West End Live perhaps?!)
West End LIVE 2018 is back – for an incredible 14th year – and we will be making sure you know everything there is to know about the event in Trafalgar Square on 16 and 17 June 2018. Starting with the packed list of shows queuing up to take part.
Oliver Tompsett and Natalie McQueen will step into the lead roles of Charlie Price and Lauren in the London cast of Kinky Boots alongside Simon-Anthony Rhoden who continues as Lola.
It's got to be one of the most heart-warming shows on the West End. KINKY BOOTS never fails to remind us the power of being true to yourself and thinking outside of the box! It may still be cold and wet, but this performance shines with more warmth than a summers' day! Our #PalladiumPicks choice this week is this happy little gem, performed live at the London Palladium...
These boots were made for walking, so that's just what they'll do! The hugely successful KINKY BOOTS - winner of every Best Musical award - has announced a UK tour from autumn 2018, starting at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton in a real homecoming for the show. Which of your #StageFaves do you want to see strutting their stuff on tour?
There aren't many shows that survive more than a year on the West End and those that do deserve a celebration! On 15 September 2017, KINKY BOOTS, which is enjoying a hugely successful run at the Adelphi Theatre, celebrated its second bithday and true to form it was cute, colourful and KINKY! Watch the video of the celebrations here...
The fabulous KINKY BOOTS celebrated another year in the West End and welcomed new cast members. We thought it was time to catch up with some KINKY BOOTS cast tweets so we rounded up our top 10 from the media night and after party! #londongetskinky
Lots of change at KINKY BOOTS as the show extends booking through to March 2018. While we're sad to say goodbye to Olivier Award winner Matt Henry, we're clicking our heels for ensemble member Simon Anthony-Rhoden stepping into the role of Lola full time and look forward to welcoming Verity Rushworth and other new cast members in July...