Blog / Andrew Lippa

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01 Jul
2019

It’s to the classroom for Noel Sullivan as from 19 August 2019 he picks up his briefcase and guitar in order to take on the iconic role of Dewey Finn in the West End production of School of Rock at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre. Will you be rockin’ along to see him in action?

14 Jun
2019

When the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Singin’ in the Rain transferred to the West End in 2012 it went on to be a hit with audiences and receive four Olivier nominations. Now it’s back for a five-week summer season at Sadler’s Wells with Adam Cooper returning to the role of Don Lockwood, made so famous by Gene Kelly in the MGM movie. We think the show will make quite a splash.

12 Apr
2019

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…

20 Mar
2019

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.

14 Mar
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!

13 Mar
2019

Bringing sun, songs and 90s nostalgia, Summer Street – The Hilarious Aussie Soap Opera Musical! is heading to the Brighton Fringe before transferring to Waterloo East Theatre this May. As four Aussie soap stars try to resurrect their careers, there are hilarious and unexpected consequences – and, of course, plenty of songs to tap your foot to.

04 Mar
2019

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?

20 Jan
2019

Kelly Price stars as the romantically entangled Rose Vibert in Andrew Lloyd Webber's ASPECTS OF LOVE, now transferred to London's Southwark Playhouse from the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. We caught up with her to find out more about her Andrew Lloyd Webber journey, her other musical influences and her Shakespeare debut...

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the London opening of ASPECTS OF LOVE at Southwark Playhouse. Dressed appropriately (you’ll see what we mean), Perry is wowed by the beautiful setting for Jonathan O'Boyle’s acclaimed chamber revival, the gorgeous score and the stunning performances. Plus he gets to chat with several of the cast including Jerome Pradon, Madalena Alberto, Felix Mosse, Kelly Price and Eleanor Walsh. Does love change everything? Read on and find out…

08 Jan
2019

Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park’s awesome staging of Jesus Christ Superstar was a sell-out in 2016 and 2017. Now the iconic musical (Pope Francis is a fan) is on its way back, transferring to the Barbican Theatre for 60 performances from 4 July to 24 August 2019. So what do you think of the new trailer?

18 Dec
2018

Like so many of us, Jonathan O'Boyle grew up on Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals. But one show he never saw was 1989's ASPECTS OF LOVE. Now he gets to bring his acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre revival to London thirty years after the musical's West End premiere. He explains how he feels about this honour...

30 Nov
2018

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?

28 Nov
2018

2019 marks 30 years since Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's ASPECTS OF LOVE premiered at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre. What do you have to look forward to when Jonathan O'Boyle's acclaimed chamber revival transfers from Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre to London's Southwark Playhouse in January to celebrate the anniversary? Watch this stunning trailer to see why critics are raving already...

23 Nov
2018

Manchester to London is becoming a well-worn path for musical transfers from the Hope Mill Theatre. After Pippin in January, now another of director Jonathan O'Boyle's Hope Mill classic revivals comes to Southwark Playhouse, care of Aria Entertainment. Full London cast is now announced for this new take on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's ASPECTS OF LOVE. Have you seen who's who?

23 Nov
2018

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?

08 Nov
2018

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.

22 Oct
2018

Southwark Playhouse could never be accused of not championing musicals including productions of new work. Next year’s season will see the transfer Aspects of Love from Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester; the one-man musical Stay Awake, Jake in its first full-length run and the world premiere of new musical The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. A trio of treats!

20 Sep
2018

With the soon to be released "Unmasked: The Platinum Collection" LP, Andrew Llloyd Webber has collaborated with some fabulous pop artists to reimagine classic songs. Lana Del Rey was one of these singers and you can hear her haunting version of EVITA track "You Must Love Me" here...

18 Sep
2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new album UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION is soon to be released as a deluxe five LP box set. The performers on this mammoth new box set include *draws breath* Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Nicole Scherzinger, Gregory Porter, Madonna, Barbra Streisand AND MORE!!! We know...it's a lot to take in...

21 Aug
2018

The Tony Award-nominated musical Waitress from Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson has its West End premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019, bringing an all-female creative team – a West End musical first – along in the process. So who do you see winning the bake off and scooping up that pie-making central role?