New casting alert for WICKED! There's a brand-new Boq in Oz in the new year. Welcome to Nicholas McLean. Do you know who else is in the current cast of this long-running blockbuster?
Following its UK premiere at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre this year, Stephen Schwartz’s RAGS The Musical transfers to London's Park Theatre from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January. The season includes an exclusive "Evening with Stephen Schwartz" on 12 January.
Two of the theatres on my doorsteps in south London are Southwark Playhouse and the Union Theatre. So when I planned my visits to two musicals I've been working on Featured Show campaigns for StageFaves, I couldn't resist taking my theatre-loving, octogenarian neighbour Dudley as my plus-one. Two memorable nights out for me and Dudley!
When Tony Award-winning musical I Do! I Do! receives a new production at London's Upstairs at the Gatehouse later this month, it will include brand new songs added more than 50 years after the show's premiere. Book your tickets now.
Time for vinyl to make a comeback. Full casting has been announced for The Turbine Theatre’s first musical production High Fidelity with Oliver Ormson leading the ensemble as record shop owner, Rob.
Best known recently for her role in ITV’s Emmerdale, actress Sandra Marvin is the latest addition to the cast of West End musical Waitress, taking over as waitress Becky from original cast member Marisha Wallace. Her first performance at the Adelphi Theatre diner is on 17 October 2019.
Following two record-breaking seasons at London’s The Other Palace and West End transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2018 the award-winning Heathers the Musical will embark on a highly-anticipated UK tour from 2020. CornNuts across the country will be celebrating!
Did you catch the cast of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes giving a sneak-peek of this much-anticipated revival at the Theatre Cafe? Have a watch here... and then see them strut their stuff live. Performances start tonight (2 October 2019) at the Union Theatre, where the show is booking until 26 October.
Audiences have already seen Luke Bayer as the alternate Jamie in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Millie O’Connell has enjoyed an Olivier Award-nominated reign as Anne Boleyn in the hit musical Six. Now the performers come together to lead the cast of Stiles and Drewe and Elliot Davis’ naughty twist on Cinderella, Soho Cinders, running at the Charing Cross Theatre from 24 October to 21 December 2019.
Kirsty Findlay's last London stage outing, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, led to the Olivier Awards stage at the Royal Albert Hall. The Scottish actor now stars in another genre-busting transfer, Stewart Melton and Finn Anderson's ISLANDER, coming this week to London's Southwark Playhouse after its sell-out Edinburgh run. We caught up with her.
There was so much love online for Joe Iconis’ Be More Chill score in 2018 that he creatives brought it back, first Off-Broadway and then for a run on the Great White Way. Now the show which boasts a Tony-nominated score is transferring to London’s The Other Palace, with the UK premiere production running from 12 February to 3 May 2020. Get ready because the Squips are coming.
The feel-good musical sensation Everybody’s Talking About Jamie goes from strength to strength with the announcement of a new booking period at London’s Apollo Theatre until 29 August 2020. Plus producers launch a national search for ‘an outstandingly talented undiscovered young performer’ to play Jamie New after Layton Williams says his farewell on 4 January next year and joins the show’s touring production.
In Sasha Regan's upcoming revival of classic Broadway and Hollywood Golden Age musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which runs at the Union Theatre from 2 to 26 October, Abigayle Honeywill follows in the footsteps of Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe and Megan Hilty to play bombshell gold-digger Lorelei Lee. She took a break from rehearsals to tell us more.
Surely we are not heading towards awards season yet again? We had better hurry up then and check out the musical theatre nominees in this year’s UK Theatre Awards. Who will you be rooting for?
'Highly recommend', 'Amazing', 'Brilliant' - Midlife Cowboy audiences have been taking to Twitter to share their excitement about Tony Hawks' new British musical. Take a look at what they've been saying, then book your tickets.
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the gala night for Mamma Mia! The Party, the immersive theatrical and dining experience being staged at The O2 London. It was an epic evening with star after star saying hi on the ‘Blue Carpet’ including ABBA’s very own Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson as well as cast members Steph Parry, Joanna Monro, Fed Zanni, Julia Imbach and AJ Bentley. Get watching!
Stiles and Drewe and Elliot Davis’ musical Soho Cinders, a deliciously naughty satirical twist on the Cinderella fairy tale, will have a nine-week run at London’s Charing Cross Theatre.
Jeanette Bayardelle tells us about bringing her one-woman musical SHIDA, based on the redemptive story of her childhood best friend, and being overwhelmed by responses from London audiences at The Vaults. See some of those audience responses here... plus another of Jeanette's Broadway Shorts.
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 shows 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.