Blog / Anais Mitchell

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12 Feb
2020

Everybody obviously did say ‘yeah’ when invited along to More2Screen’s cinema release of Kinky Boots The Musical because the screenings have so far brought in £1.2 million at the box office to date AND it was the No. 1 film on 4 February 2020. Don’t worry if you missed it either, there are still encore showings you catch up with.

24 Jan
2020

Have we got news for you. Paul Merton will make his West End musical debut as Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray at the London Coliseum from 23 April to 30 August 2020, as full casting is announced. We can’t wait to see him strutting his stuff in the new production alongside his onstage wife, as played by Michael Ball who reprises his Olivier Award-winning role.

07 Jan
2020

Rehearsals begin this week for Pretty Woman: The Musical, opening at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on 13 February 2020, so it’s the perfect time to share the news of full casting for the show. Aimie Atkinson and Danny Mac, playing the roles of Vivian and Edward, will be joined by Rachael Wooding, Bob Harms, Neil McDermott and Mark Holden. We have to go shopping now...

11 Dec
2019

We want the fairy tale when Pretty Woman: The Musical opens for a 46-week season on 13 February 2020 and we now know that it will be Aimie Atkinson as Vivian and Danny Mac as Edward who will be bringing it to London’s Piccadilly Theatre.

25 Oct
2019

Casting for the West End production of Hairspray just got even more exciting as it was announced that Lizzie Bea & Marisha Wallace would be joining Michael Ball in the 2020 production at the London Coliseum.

09 Sep
2019

‘Big new musical. Big. Huge’: Yes, it’s been confirmed, on the most romantic day of the calendar in 2020, much-anticipated Broadway show Pretty Woman: The Musical will begin previews at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, playing for a 46-week engagement. Now we can start speculating about whether Andy Karl and Samantha Barks will also make the journey.

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the UK premiere of On Your Feet! – The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan – at the London Coliseum and what a night #StageFaves’ awesome vlogger had! After chatting to music legend Gloria Estefan herself on the Red Carpet before the show (as well as Beverley Knight and Christina Bennington) Perry also caught up with the show’s leading players Christie Prades and George Ioannides. Was Perry doing the conga all the way home? Read on to find out.

10 Jun
2019

What a night for the Broadway production of Hadestown at the Tony Awards which celebrated eight wins including a welcome one for female director Rachel Chavkin and acting honours for the show’s André De Shields. Elsewhere, though, there was still room for Tootsie, The Cher Show and Oklahoma! to go home with two Tony Awards each.

03 May
2019

It was the role that won Michael Ball an Olivier Award… No, we don’t mean Sweeney Todd! The actor and singer will be back as Edna Turnblad when Hairspray the Musical arrives at the London Coliseum for a special, strictly limited season in April 2020. It’s a show with big hair and big hearts – and we can’t wait!

13 Feb
2019

Stargate star Suanne Braun, who was last seen in sci-fi musical Fanatical, is cruising back onto the London stage this month, appearing in Sailing Somewhere at Live at Zedel. The one-woman play with songs runs at the cabaret venue from 27 February to 2 March 2019.

19 Nov
2018

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…

16 Aug
2018

Amber Gray and Patrick Page originated the roles of Persephone and Hades in New York Theatre Workshop's premiere of Anais Mitchell's album-to-stage HADESTOWN musical and will now recreate them in the UK premiere at the National in November ahead of a 2019 Broadway premiere. Full cast, including Eva Noblezada and Andre De Shields, also announced...

18 May
2018

On Your Feet!, the true love story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, kicks off for seven performances at Curve, Leicester before the show’s West End debut, running from 14 June to 31 August 2019. ‘1-2-3’ – here we go…

25 Apr
2018

Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown arrives at the National Theatre prior to a Broadway run in 2019, followed by the Olivier Award-winning revival of Sondheim & Goldman’s Follies.

24 Apr
2018

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.