The Open Air Theatre has announced its third musical cancellation this year. Carousel follows news about 101 Dalmatians and its transfer of Evita to the Barbican, along with the postponement of its entire summer season until 2021.
Don't cry for her, but Evita won't be returning to London this summer after all. We're sending all our love to the cast of #StageFaves affected.
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?
We reckon Kate Fleetwood will make an outstanding villainess! She'll do this summer as Cruella de Vil in the Open Air Theatre's new musical adaptation of the much-loved children's story.
So who were the musical theatre winners at one of the best loved events in the theatre awards calendar, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards? Step forward the much loved West End production of Come From Away, Most Promising Newcomer Sam Tutty for his Dear Evan Hansen debut and Best Director Jamie Lloyd who was recognised for three of his shows, including Evita at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
It was a glamorous night at the London Coliseum as the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards were revealed with Jamie Lloyd’s reinvention of Evita at the Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park being named Best Musical and Anne-Marie Duff coming out on top in the Best Musical Performance category for her portrayal of the title role in Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse.
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 double whammy from Regent’s Park Theatre as the venue reveals casting for its Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber double bill – Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar – playing at the Open Air Theatre and the Barbican Centre. There’s plenty of #StageFaves lining up for the principal roles so waste no time in reading on…
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?
It premiered in the West End in 1978 and features a chart-topping score, now Jamie Lloyd will direct a brand new production of Evita which will bring Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2019 season to close. Could it be as big a hit as Superstar and who do you see picking up those iconic lead roles?
Even after two hugely successful seasons in 2016 and 2017, it was still hard to say our farewells to Regent’s Park’s memorable staging of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Chris Superstar. Now we are looking forward to welcoming it back next year when it transfers to the Barbican Theatre for 60 performances from 4 July to 24 August.
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.
Suddenly, we have a Seymour! And an Audrey too! Jemima Rooper and Marc Antolin will play the leads in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS this summer at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre. The full cast have now been announced, including American drag queen Vicky Vox...
Guess who is hiding among the plants at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre? None other than Audrey II! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS has been announced as the big 2018 summer musical at this beautiful outdoors theatre and it couldn't be a more perfect fit. Which of your #StageFaves would you like to see in the cast?
The full cast has been announced for this summer's return of the Open Air Theatre's Olivier Award-winning revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In addition to the previously announced Declan Bennett, Tyrone Huntley and Peter Caulfield - all reprising their performances as Jesus, Judas, Pilate and Herod, respectively - who's back and who's new?
It may have been a dramatic start to the current run of ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, with injuries and recasts pushing the Press Night back, but that hasn't stopped the show being a success! Watch the incredibly talented cast sing and dance their hearts out in the official trailer...
Newcomer Fred Haig unfortunately won't now be making his official West End debut at the Open Air Theatre this summer as injury forces him out of Drew McOnie's production of ON THE TOWN. But the show goes on with #StageFaves stalwart Jacob Maynard stepping up into the role of Chip, alongside Lizzy Connolly and Danny Mac...
Perry O'Bree is gutted, especially in this heatwave, not to be heading to Regent's Park tonight for his latest #FirstNightTakeover. But while the show must go on, the press night has been cancelled for ON THE TOWN at the Open Air Theatre. Here's a short statement from the theatre...
Hallelujah! Four of the male stars from last summer's Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR are confirmed to return for this summer's return season at the Open Air Theatre, including Declan Bennett and Evening Standard Award winner and Olivier nominee Tyrone Huntley...
Randy American sailors Gabey, Chip and Ozzie - immortalised in the 1949 Hollywood film of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical ON THE TOWN - will be played in this summer's much-anticipated Open Air Theatre production by Strictly Come Dancing and Hollyoaks star Danny Mac, newcomer Fred Haig and Jeremy Taylor. It's the biggest dance production in the theatre's history, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. Full cast of #StageFaves now announced...