How gutted are you? As the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) confirms that all West End performances are now cancelled until at least 28 June 2020, the Broadway transfer of Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, due to run 11 June to 5 September 2020 at the Savoy Theatre, has postponed its season until some point in 2021.
After Thriller and Waitress, we're sad to wave goodbye to another rollicking West End musical whose run has been cut short by the coronavirus crisis. But we LOVE these celebratory quotes from its #StageFaves stars including David Hasselhoff, Bonnie Langford, Louise Redknapp, Chelsea Halfpenny, Natalie McQueen and many others.
Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley are West End bound as they return to play Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jnr respectively in Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical at London’s Savoy Theatre. Louise is back from 10 February 2020 and Brian makes his entrance on 2 March.
The Hoff is about to be hassled if Dolly Parton has anything to do with it. Yes, it’s David Hasselhoff who will play Franklin Hart Jnr in 9 To 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre from 2 December 2019 until 8 February 2020.
This’ll get you tumbling out of bed (but carefully please!)… There’s a new Judy and a new trailer as Casualty star Chelsea Halfpenny takes over from Amber Davies in the West End cast of 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL. Watch with Dolly Parton here!
After oodles of gossip it’s been confirmed that Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford will reprise their lead roles in the New York City Center and Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George, opening at the Savoy Theatre in June 2020. Art isn’t easy and nor will be getting hold of tickets!
Yes, it’s that time of year again and we can’t wait for the free theatre festival West End Live to return to Trafalgar Square on the weekend of 22 and 23 June 2019. Want to know which shows are performing at this year’s event, from old favourites to first-timers? Then read on…
That 9 To 5 The Musical clock has been ticking and now Louise Redknapp is ready to return to the Savoy Theatre, playing the role of Violet Newstead from 25 March to 29 June 2019. After suffering a nasty injury shortly before the West End opening, Louise was forced to withdraw for a few weeks to recover. In her absence Caroline Sheen stepped in last minute to play the sassy office supervisor. So here’s an excuse to see the show again!
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the Savoy Theatre, continuing in the West End to 31 August 2019. Perry was there at the after-party to catch up with several members of the cast including Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Brian Conley and Bonnie Langford. Watch out for Brian describing Perry as one of the best theatre vloggers around & some expert video-bombing fromOlivier Award winner Michael Jibson!
From tattoos to celebrity lookalikes, Love Island to treading the boards, Brian Conley chatted to Lorraine Kelly about all sorts when he popped by the studio to promote 9 TO 5! Watch the full interview here, the head straight off to get your tickets because it's surely going to be a sell-out!
There’s 13 days to go until Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical opens for previews at London’s Savoy Theatre & actress Caroline Sheen has roughly that same amount of time to learn the role of Violet Newstead following injured Louise Redknapp’s break from the show. Redknapp will re-join the show from the end of March. That’s showbiz…
What a blow for Louise Redknapp who was due to play the role of Violet in Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical but has had to temporarily withdraw after suffering a fall on the way to rehearsals. While she recovers, the show will go on, opening for previews at London’s Savoy Theatre on the same day – 28 January 2019 – as previously planned. Now we just await the news of who will stand in for the injured star.
Full casting has been announced for 9 TO 5 which will open at the Savoy Theatre, London in January. West End superstar Bonnie Langford has been announced as well as the full chorus of this classic Dolly Parton musical...
It’s nearly 40 years since the classic movie was released, but the themes in 9 to 5 will strike a chord with a whole new audience when the musical version opens at London’s Savoy Theatre in January 2019. Are you looking forward to living the Dolly daydream?
In the lengthly process of creating a musical (one which sometimes takes decades!), there are always a few tunes that don't make the cut. It's a rare moment though, when we actually get to hear any of them! In a very special London performance, DREAMGIRLS creator Henry Krieger talks about the cut song "I'm The New Girl" and then performs it with West End Lorrell, Asmeret Ghebremichael.
Bet you are keen to find out who our vlogger Perry O'Bree caught up with at West End Live 2018? Watch all his backstage video interviews from Day One with West End stars including Louise Dearman, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Marisha Wallace and Danielle Steers and many others from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Aladdin The Musical, Motown The Musical, Bat Out of Hell and Eugenius! – to name a few!
Two years after London audiences welcomed DREAMGIRLS to the Savoy Theatre, the much-loved musical will play its final performance on Saturday 12 January 2019, before news of a UK tour. Are you going to squeeze in an extra visit before it’s too late?
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.
No one was going to rain on the parades of all the stars lining to walk the Red Carpet at the Royal Albert Hall for the Olivier Awards 2018. So whether you want a chance to catch up with Patti LuPone or the cast of Hamilton – here’s your chance…
It’s the biggest occasion in the theatre industry calendar and, slowly but surely, we are finding out which artists will be presenting those life-changing 2018 Olivier Awards this Sunday 8 April at the Royal Albert Hall.