Are you already humming Any Dream Will Do in anticipation? You'll have to wait a year longer but Jac Yarrow will reprise his acclaimed performance in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, alongside Jason Donovan, at the London Palladium next summer.
A Doctor and a Queen, namely Waitress’ Gavin Creel and Six The Musical’s Alexia McIntosh, were on hand today to announce the 2020 Olivier Awards nominations, just a month before the ceremony takes place on 5 April at the Royal Albert Hall. So now the celebrations have begun, particularly in the & Juliet, Fiddler On The Roof, Dear Evan Hansen and Mary Poppins camps, all of which have received plenty of love from the nominating panel. So who are you hoping leaves with the big prizes on the day?
As if we weren't excited enough about the initial casting of Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo and Jac Yarrow, the full cast of StageFaves taking part in The Secret Garden concerts at the London Palladium are giving us palpitations!
Lambert Jackson Productions’ concert performances of the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden at the London Palladium on 4 April 2020 boasts quite a cast including West End stars Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo and Jac Yarrow.
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.
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.
You couldn’t make it up. Not only is ArtsEd graduate Jac Yarrow making his professional stage debut in the West End, he is doing so at the London Palladium, alongside Sheridan Smith and Jason Donovan, while playing one of the most iconic roles in musical theatre. For Jac is living the dream by playing the lead in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, opening at the London Palladium in June 2019.
Is there a pattern emerging? First Michael Ball returns to Les Misérables to play Javert, now Jason Donovan will return to the London Palladium in the new production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to star as the Pharaoh, 28 years after he triumphed in the title role at the same theatre. No loincloth this time though!
After much-anticipation actors Sheila Atim and Giles Terera announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019 today and it wasn’t long before the celebrations began for two West End musicals in particular. The acclaimed gender-bending revival of Sondheim’s Company and powerful Canadian show Come From Away are recognised in nine categories each. The King and I and the Queens of Six The Musical are close behind with six and five nominations respectively. Who do you think will come out top on the night?
Sheridan Smith has busy winning acclaim for her television work, but the Olivier Award-winning actress’ performances onstage have always been popular too (not least in the musicals Legally Blonde and Funny Girl). This summer she returns to the West End to play The Narrator in the brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium. Now we just have to find out who her Joseph will be?
Fifty years after the release of the original concept album, a brand new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s first major musical collaboration, will be back in the West End in June 2019. So who do you want to wear the coat of many colours?
What an incredible line-up there is once again for the Palladium panto Snow White, with Charlie Stemp back in London from his stint on Broadway alongside Danielle Hope, Dawn French, Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Gary Wilmot & more. Plenty of #StageFaves to look forward to seeing!
David Thaxton’s Arthur and Savannah Stevenson’s Guenevere will not only be joined by the likes of Celinde Schoenmaker, Emmanuel Kojo & Oliver Savile in London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s special forthcoming concert version of Camelot on 6 October 2018, internationally renowned opera star Charles Rice has also been cast as Lancelot. How can we resist?
Sure, Musicals can be tough, but making one up on the spot..? Surely that's impossible! Well no, because Pippa Evans and her buds at SHOWSTOPPER: THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL do it all the time! Pippa is an improv Queen, but she also has a solo comedy career, and she stopped by the London Palladium to show us some of her more scripted work...
There are always a lot of expectations when it comes to big revivals, especially when they've already had a brilliant reception on the other side of the Atlantic. Sometimes the success just doesn't translate to the London stage. Not this time! THE KING AND I returns with its head held hight and a series of glowing reviews to back up the hype. Here is our reviews round-up of this production...
Fantastic StageFaves blogger Caroline Hanks-Farmer has been very busy lately and one of the super-exciting things she's been up to was attending the official launch of THE KING AND I ahead of its West End run. She took some awesome footage from the performance that'll get you really hyped to visit the show for real...
Time for some legendary Rock & Roll live on the London stage! The cast of BAT OUT OF HELL dropped by the London Palladium last year to wow the audience with 6 minutes of non-stop Meatloaf madness! So hope on your motorbike, ride that highway and get ready to have your face melted off with this weeks #PalladiumPick...
Time for another #PalladiumPicks and this week we're going classic West End with a performance from THE LION KING. The cast popped by the London Palladium to spread some love and it had us belting along...
They can do nothing wrong! London Musical Theatre Orchestra have announced their 2018 season, featuring three musicals in concert: Camelot at the London Palladium; Girlfriends (starring Lucie Jones and Lauren Samuels) and the return of festive favourite A CHRISTMAS CAROL...